Tex-Mex Baked Beans

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor gatherings, and what better way to celebrate than with a good old-fashioned BBQ? While hamburgers and hot dogs may be classic choices, why not switch things up and add some Tex-Mex flair to your next BBQ with some delicious Tex-Mex Baked Beans?

Tex-Mex Baked Beans

These baked beans are a perfect combination of traditional baked beans and the spicy flavors
of Tex-Mex cuisine. Pinto beans are simmered in a flavorful bbq sauce, bacon, red bell peppers, jalapeños, and other seasonings that create a mouth-watering aroma that will leave your guests begging for the recipe.

Tex-Mex Baked Beans in a bowl

Not only are these beans incredibly delicious, but they’re also easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, so you have one less thing to worry about on the day of your BBQ. You can bake them in the oven or even throw them on the grill to heat them up and add a smoky flavor.

Recipe Notes:

Add in some fun customize the toppings! In addition to shredded cheese, you can also top your Tex-Mex baked beans with chopped green onions, fresh cilantro, or diced avocado for a fresh and flavorful touch.

What type of beans should I use?

You can use any type of beans you like for Tex-Mex Baked Beans, but pinto beans are the most traditional choice.

How should I cook the beans?

You can use canned beans for convenience like I did, but if you prefer to cook your own beans, soak them overnight in water and then simmer them until tender.

Can I make Tex-Mex Baked Beans ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the beans up to a day in advance and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake them.

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How should I serve Tex-Mex Baked Beans?

Tex-Mex Baked Beans make a great side dish for grilled meats, tacos, or other Tex-Mex dishes. You can also serve them as a vegetarian main, just omit the bacon, course with rice or tortillas.

Can I freeze Tex-Mex Baked Beans?

Yes, you can freeze Tex-Mex Baked Beans for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw the beans in the refrigerator overnight and then bake in the oven until heated through.

Can I adjust the level of spiciness?

Yes, you can adjust the spiciness of the beans by adding chili powder, seeds from the jalapeno peppers, or other spicy ingredients. Be sure to taste the beans as you cook to make sure they’re to your liking. It’s always better to start out with a little heat and add more until you reach your limit.

Tex-Mex Baked Beans

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet cook bacon as directed. Set aside 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.ingredients for tex-mex baked beans
  2. Sauté in skillet, diced red onions, red bell peppers, jalapeños, minced garlic, and bacon grease. Sauté for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.sauting onions, bell peppers, jalapeños garlic in pan with bacon greace
  3. In a casserole dish stir all ingredients together until mixed completely.ingredients for tex-mex baked beans in a casserole dish
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.Tex-Mex Baked Beans in a casserole dish
  5. Remove from oven and serve with main dish.Tex-Mex Baked Beans
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Tex-Mex Baked Beans

If you're looking to add some extra flavor and spice to your next barbecue, why not try making these Tex-Mex baked beans?
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 8 slices Bacon Cooked and cut into 1⁄2” pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Bacon Grease
  • 4 (15oz) Cans of Pinto Beans rinse and drained
  • 2 (15oz) Cans of Kidney Beans rinse and drained
  • 1 small Red Onion diced
  • 1 small Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Jalapeño seeded and diced
  • 1 & 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper garnish (optional)
  • Cilantro garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet cook bacon as directed. Set aside 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.
  • Sauté in skillet, diced red onions, red bell peppers, jalapeños, minced garlic, and bacon grease. Sauté for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • In a casserole dish stir all ingredients together until mixed completely.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and serve

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Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1364mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 3mg

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