AZ Health Zone/ Dinner/ Lunch

Fiesta Beans

Fiesta Beans

AZ Health Zone
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12


  • Strainer
  • Large Pot
  • Stove
  • Stirring Spoon


  • Ingredients
  • 1 lb dried pinto beans
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons fiesta spice blend
  • Salt to taste (after cooking)


  • Directions
  • Wash hands with soap and warm water. Wash produce and chop as directed.
  • Spread beans on a tray to pick out and discard any small stones.
  • Transfer beans to a strainer and rinse.
  • Place beans in a large pot and cover with a few inches of cold water and soak over night.
  • After soaking, drain and rinse. Add beans back to the pot.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the pot. Add enough fresh water to cover beans by about 2 inches.
  • Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 1 ½ hours until beans are tender. Salt to taste.
  • Serve hot and refrigerate leftovers.


Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
Calories, 140; Carbohydrate, 25 g; Protein, 8 g; Total Fat, 0.5 g; Saturated Fat, 0 g; Trans Fat, 0 g; Cholesterol, 0 mg; Fiber, 6 g; Total Sugars, 1 g; Sodium, 30 mg; Calcium, 48 mg; Folate, 201 mcg; Iron, 2 mg; Percent Calories from Fat, 3%.
Makes 12 servings, approximately ½ cup each.
Keyword Onions, Pinto beans

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