Crockpot Mexican Pinto Beans With Bacon

Beans with Bacon
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Ratings (15)
  • Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
465 Calories
16g Fat
50g Carbs
31g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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

Rinse the beans and soak overnight.

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

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

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.

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.

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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