Crockpot Mexican Pinto Beans With Bacon

Beans with Bacon
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  • Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings

Marie's pinto beans are flavored with bacon and salsa. 


  • 1 small bag of dry pinto beans (1 pound)
  • 8 ounces bacon, or more, as desired
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • Optional: chopped fresh cilantro
  • Small jar of salsa, or to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Rinse the beans and soak overnight.

  2. Put the beans in the crockpot or slow cooker; cover with water (about 6 cups).

  3. Cover and cook on LOW heat 5 to 7 hours, or until beans are tender.

  4. When beans are tender, fry about 1/2 pound or more of bacon with the onion until bacon is cooked through and onion is clear; drain well.

  5. Add the drained bacon and onions to the beans along with a tablespoon or more of the drippings. Add chopped cilantro and salsa to taste.

  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 to 2 more hours.

From Marie: "So yummy, I always make 2 slow cookers to share with my brother."

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