Jazzy Pinto Beans Recipe – Baked Beans

These colorful and spicy Jazzy Pinto Beans are very good in taco bowls, such as Flank Steak with Jazzy Pinto Beans Taco Bowl.  Just double or triple the recipe to use as a side dish.

This delicious Jazzy Pinto Beans recipe, comments, and photos were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.


Jazzy Pinto Beans


More delicious Bean Recipes and lots of Southwest-Style Recipes.


Jazzy Pinto Beans Recipe:
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: Baked Beans Recipe, Jazzy Pinto Beans Recipe
  1. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add a small amount of bacon grease or olive oil; saute the onion, garlic, and chile peppers until just soft

  2. Reduce heat to low.  Add pinto beans, cumin, and salt (if necessary), stirring well.  Let simmer for approximately 30 minutes.  NOTE: Watch beans carefully so they do not stick to the pan.  Add a little chicken broth, if necessary.  

  3. Also read Basic Bean Recipe for Cooking Beans to help you cook your dried beans.

  4. May be prepared the day before, stored in the refrigerator, and warmed up before serving.

  5. Makes 2 servings.

Recipe Notes

*  I purchased and used organic pinto beans.  You may use any type of chile peppers available to you or that you have in your garden.  Red and green bell peppers may also be used if you like less heat.  My peppers were very small, so adjust the amount you use depending on the size of your peppers and how spicy hot you want the beans to be.

**  If you have the time, dried pinto beans may also be used.  Prepare them as directed on the package and proceed with this recipe.  Dried beans have a firmer texture and taste entirely different than canned beans.


More Delicious Bean Recipes Using Dried Beans:

Creole Baked Beans
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Black Valentine Beans with Garlic and Green Chile Pepper
This simple preparation allows the rich nuttiness of the beans to shine!

Orca Bean, Jalapeno Chile, and Yellow Rice Soup
This soup has an interesting complexity of flavors. I love the Caribbean flavors of this soup.

White Aztec Beans with Salsa Verde

These beans are full bodied, almost meaty in texture, and have a nutty flavor. I love these beans with this unusual Salsa Verde.



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