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Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Patio Pinto Beans & Bacon

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 12:05 AM

Posted by J.C. Taggart

Make this easy and flavorful side dish for your Memorial Day outing!

Patio Pinto Beans & Bacon


1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 – 15 oz. cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
4 – 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
2 – 4 oz. cans chopped green chilies
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper


~Preheat oven to 350°.

~In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving two tablespoons in pan.

~Add onion to drippings; cook and stir over medium heat six to eight minutes (or until tender). Add garlic; cook one minute longer. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, green chilies, brown sugar, and seasonings. Sprinkle top with bacon. Bake, covered, 60 to 70 minutes.

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