Spanish Rice & Pinto Beans

Spanish Rice & Pinto Beans

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I started making this as a side dish, but my son also loves it for lunch. He is such a picky eater, so I thought other people might like it too!!


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15 Min
30 Min


  • 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 8oz can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 15 oz can(s)
    pinto beans undrained
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    chile powder
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    white rice

How to Make Spanish Rice & Pinto Beans


  1. Brown garlic in oil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir remaining ingredients into saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

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About Spanish Rice & Pinto Beans

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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