• 1 pound dried pinto beans, rinsed
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)
  • ½ pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place pinto beans into a large pot and pour in enough water to cover by 2 to 3 inches. Let beans soak overnight.


  • Step 2

    Drain beans, return to pot, and pour in fresh water to cover; add diced tomatoes, bacon, onion, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 hours.

  • Step 3

    Stir cilantro and salt into bean mixture; simmer until beans are soft, about 1 more hour.

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