Delectable South Texas Slow-Cooked Pinto Beans

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The dish that goes great with dang near anything, like all great things, these South Texas Slow-Cooked Pinto Beans take time to become, well…great! Serve them with toasted garlic bread, a side dish of grilled meat, or on their own! This recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Using your slow-cooker will, of course, make this a slow simmer recipe and process, but it’s worth the wait, and can be done for a meal that’s waiting patiently for you to get home from work!

South Texas Slow-Cooked Pinto Beans

South Texas Slow-Cooked Pinto Beans


  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) pinto beans
  • ¼ lb smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 whole jalapeno pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 1 whole Roma tomato, seeded & chopped
  • 1 whole small yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro, washed & chopped
  • 1 tsp Morton’s “Nature’s Seasons” seasoning blend


Pour both cans of pinto beans (liquid included) into your slow-cooker. Add all of the other ingredients, and stir to combine. Cook for one hour on the highest slow-cooker setting, and then turn the heat down to low and cook for 6 hours. This can either be done at night before you go to bed, or in the morning before you go to work. The result should be a wonderfully creamy texture that makes them delectable!


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