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Spiced Pinto Beans

EatingWell Serves Two

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Any leftover beans would work in this quick side dish.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Simple and very good. Only change was to add a little coriander and dash of cayenne instead of the jalepeno. "
Spiced Pinto Beans Recipe

Makes: 2 servings, about 1/2 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons broth, or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Saute onion, garlic, jalapeno and chili powder in oil in a small saucepan until softened. Add beans, broth (or water), cumin and salt. Coarsely mash half of the beans in the pot and simmer until heated through. Stir in cilantro.

Nutrition

Per serving: 167 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 7 g fiber; 414 mg sodium; 371 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat



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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Side dish, vegetable
Ethnic/Regional
Mexican
Southwest
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
2
Main Ingredient
Beans/Legumes
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

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