Save on Pinterest

Salsa Pinto Beans

This is a zippy alternative to refried beans. This easy side dish is so homey and hearty. Sometimes I top it off with a sprinkling of shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream.—Lorna Nault, Chesterton, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup salsa


  • In a large skillet or saucepan, saute onion and cilantro in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the beans and salsa; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 159 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • shecooksalot
    Jul 5, 2013

    I loved these beans!!! We frequently have beans as a side, but this is a great easy way to jazz them up. The best part is that the ingredients are things that I usually have on hand.

  • daisey5
    Sep 5, 2011

    This was very good but next time I would add more salsa.

  • j_eavou
    Mar 31, 2010

    quick and good. I suggest really to mince the onion and use a spicy, thick, chunky salsa and if you like it extra spicy use some pepper sauce.

  • GailJay
    Apr 28, 2009

    No comment left