Having easy meal ideas on hand is key for our busy family. And when I can make something that has a little extra spice…well, then my husband is extra happy!
One of our favorite things to do for an easy, delicious, and a little bit spicy dinner is to serve up some canned pinto beans to serve as a side to leftover meat, or with rice or cornbread (see Variations) for a complete vegetarian meal. This was inspired by my Nana’s pinto beans that she cooks all day. She uses dried beans, which are more economical and definitely worth the wait, but not always feasible for us. If you’re interested in learning how to cook dried beans, see How to Cook Dried Beans. ~ Rebecca