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Lupe Tortilla's Charro Beans Recipe

Lupe Tortilla's Charro Beans Copycat Recipe

Mexican-inspired pinto-bean side dish with bacon, peppers, and spices.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people
Calories 13 kcal


  • 2 16oz cans pinto beans
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 2 teaspoons cilantro fresh, chopped


  • In a medium saucepan, warm beans and the juice from the can.
  • In a small frying pan, saute bacon, jalapeno and onion until well browned.
  • Remove bacon from pan and cool on paper towels; add bacon grease, jalapeno, and onion to beans.
  • Add tomatoes to beans,
  • Once bacon is cool enough to touch, break into small pieces and add to beans.
  • Bring to a boil, then add cilantro.
  • Simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes.


Calories: 13kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 229IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Beans
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