Spiced Pinto Beans


Any leftover beans would work in this quick side dish.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings, about 1/2 cup each


  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • ½ jalapeno, minced

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons broth, or water

  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  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 Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
6g Fat
23g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 13%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 273IU 5%
Vitamin C 9mg 9%
Folate 81mcg 20%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 386mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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