Italian Pinto Beans Recipe

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Italian Pinto Beans

Luann Crownover


My husband loves pinto beans, so I am always experimenting with a different taste for them. Recently, I didn't have the usual salt pork or bacon that I add to the beans, but did have two Italian sausage. Turned out great! Hope you enjoy this easy recipe.

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8-10 Servings


15 Min


4 Hr


Stove Top


1 lb
pinto beans, dried
8 c
1/2 c
fiesta brand pinto bean seasoning
1/4 c
dried minced onion flakes
sweet italian sausage links, cooked and crumbled
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 can(s)
tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
salt to taste. when i use a salty meat such as this, i sometimes don't have to add any extra salt

Directions Step-By-Step

Place water, pinto bean seasoning and dried onion flakes in a large, heavy dutch oven pot. Bring to a boil.
While water is coming to a boil, check the dried beans for rocks and other debris. Rinse in cool water and drain. Add to pot of boiling water. Bring back to a boil, add Worcestershire sauce and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer with lid on until almost tender, checking often to stir and add water as needed.
When beans need about another hour until tender, add the cooked, crumbled Italian sausage and the can of tomatoes. Continue simmering with lid off or slightly vented to thicken the liquid. Serve with cornbread, rice or your favorite side.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Hashtags: #Dutch-Oven, #cast-iron