Tex-Mex Baked Beans (Page 1 ) | May 15, 2023
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Ah, the summer season, when the sun shines brightly and the outdoors beckon us to come together and revel in its warmth. And what better way to embrace the spirit of summer than by hosting a delightful outdoor gathering? While the classics like burgers and hot dogs have their charm, it’s always fun to infuse a dash of creativity into our culinary endeavors. So, why not embark on a Tex-Mex adventure and tantalize your taste buds with a marvelous twist on traditional baked beans?

Prepare to be captivated by the tantalizing marriage of classic baked beans and the vibrant flavors that epitomize Tex-Mex cuisine. Picture this: plump pinto beans luxuriating in a simmering bath of exquisite barbecue sauce, accompanied by the smoky allure of bacon. But wait, there’s more! A medley of red bell peppers, jalapenos, and a carefully crafted blend of seasonings join the party, infusing the air with a tantalizing aroma that will surely leave your guests yearning to unlock the secret behind these scrumptious Tex-Mex baked beans.

Tex-Mex Baked Beans

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

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Recipe Notes:

Add some fun and customize the ingredients! 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 twist.

What kind of beans should I use?

You can use any type of beans you like for Tex-Mex baked beans, but pinto beans are the more traditional option.

How should I cook the beans?

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You can use canned beans for convenience like I did, but if you prefer to cook your own beans, soak them overnight in water, then simmer until just tender.Tex-Mex baked beans in a bowl

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

Yes, you can make the beans up to a day in advance and store them in the fridge until you are ready to bake them.

How should I serve Tex-Mex Baked Beans?

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

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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, then bake until piping hot.

Can I adjust the level of spiciness?

Yes, you can adjust the heat of the beans by adding chili powder, jalapeño pepper seeds, or other spicy ingredients. Be sure to taste the beans as you cook them to make sure they are to your liking. It’s always best to start with a little heat and add more until you reach your limit.

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Tex-Mex Baked Beans

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet cook bacon as directed. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.ingredients for tex-mex baked beans
  2. Sauté chopped red onions, red bell peppers, jalapenos, minced garlic, and bacon grease in a skillet. Sauté for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.sauté onions, peppers, garlic jalapenos in skillet with greace bacon
  3. In a saucepan mix all the ingredients until completely blended.ingredients for tex-mex baked beans in a saucepan
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.Tex-Mex Baked Beans in a Saucepan
  5. Remove from the oven and serve with the main course.Tex-Mex Baked Beans

Tex-Mex Baked Beans

If you’re looking to add a little more flavor and spice to your next barbecue, why not try making these Tex-Mex Baked Beans?

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Bacon Cooked and cut into 1⁄2” pieces
  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 4 (15-ounce) Cans of Pinto Beans rinse and drain
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of beans rinse and drain
  • 1 little Red onion diced
  • 1 little Red pepper diced
  • 1 Jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1 and 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. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.
  • Sauté chopped red onions, red bell peppers, jalapenos, minced garlic, and bacon grease in a skillet. Sauté for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • In a saucepan mix all the ingredients until completely blended.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and serve

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