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Ninja Foodi Mexican Pinto Beans (Charro Beans) - Such an easy recipe to spice up pinto beans. Perfect side dish to any Mexican meal! Hearty enough to be the main meal.
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Ninja Foodi Mexican Pinto Beans (Charro Beans)

Ninja Foodi Mexican Pinto Beans (Charro Beans) - Such an easy recipe to spice up pinto beans. Perfect side dish to any Mexican meal! Hearty enough to be the main meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: charro beans, frijoles, Mexican, pinto beans
Servings: 8
Calories: 217kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pinto beans dried
  • 8 oz bacon diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno fresh, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 4.5 oz green chilies chopped
  • 1 Chipotle pepper in adobo seeded & diced (if you like more spice leave the seeds)
  • 1 14 oz fire roasted tomatoes diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or more to taste)

TOPPING:

  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro minced
  • 2 jalapenos fresh, sliced

Instructions

  • Soak the beans overnight in water. Discard the water the next day.
  • Set pressure cooker to saute at medium-high. Once hot saute the diced bacon for 6-8 minutes or until just crispy.
  • Add the onion and jalapeno and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until just starting to soften. Add the garlic and saute 1 minute.
  • In the pressure cooker pot combine the soaked beans, tomatoes, green chilies, chipotle pepper, bay leaves, and chicken stock. Stir. 
  • Lock the lid, set to high pressure and cook for 30 minutes. (If you choose to cook the beans without soaking first. Rinse and pick through. Use 4 cups of chicken broth and pressure cook at least 45 minutes.)
  • Allow to naturally release for 15-20 minutes. Then do a controlled release. 
    Add the salt and stir.
  • Set saute to medium-low and cook uncovered until thickened, about  15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Notes

 
Nutrition facts will depend on what type of ingredients you use. This is just an estimate. We do our best to give you nutritional information as correct as possible. Please feel free to calculate for yourself.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.5mg