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Pinto Beans with Bacon

Pinto Beans with BaconBacon makes any dish better. Serve beans topped with green onions for added flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup chicken broth
2 slices bacon, diced
1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from canned chipotle chiles) - optional
2 green onions, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small saucepan, heat chicken broth with diced bacon gently to render some of the bacon fat, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in pinto beans and adobo sauce, if using, and heat through gently.
  3. Garnish with green onions to serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 120 calories; Protein: 7 grams; Fat: 2 grams; Sodium: 370 milligrams; Cholesterol: 5 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Carbohydrates: 17 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.