Quick Chipotle Pinto Beans

Pinto beans simmered in Mexican spices and peppers for ultimate flavor 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 7
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  • 2 15 ounce cans pinto beans partially drained
  • 1 4 oz can mild green chiles or 1 can Rotel (green chiles & tomatoes)
  • 1 chipotle pepper (from can) You can find canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in latin food section in any grocery store
  • 3 tsp adobo sauce (from can) You can find canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in any grocery store in the Latin foods section
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp kosher salt if not using kosher salt reduce the amount of salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • olive oil cooking spray


  1. In a medium sauce pan spray bottom with olive oil cooking spray. Add all ingredients to the pan. Stir until combined well. Bring to boil then reduce to medium low heat, cover, and continue to cook for 10-12 minutes until heated through. When heated remove bay leaf and whole chipotle pepper. Serve warm. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Makes about 3.5 cups

Suggested serving size: 1/2 cup

0 Freestyle Smart Points for any amount (Calculated with Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

110 calories 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 19g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 1g sugar 6g protein (calculated with My Fitness Pal)

3 Points Plus (calculated with My Score Plus)