Crock Pot Pinto Beans and Rice

crock pot pinto beans and rice
It's Friday, another meat free day on this journey we call Lent! This week's recipe for Lent is Crock Pot Pinto Beans and Rice – a very frugal recipe packed with protein and fiber!

crock pot pinto beans and rice
5 from 1 vote

Crock Pot Pinto Beans and Rice

Beans and Rice are staples in many diets around the's good for you and good for your wallet!
Servings 4
Author Kristl Story,


  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup picante sauce
  • 3 cups cooked rice


  1. Rinse pinto beans in a colander.
  2. Put beans in crock pot and add water to cover about 2".
  3. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, garlic and picante sauce.
  4. Cook on high about 4 hours or until beans are tender. Crock Pots vary greatly, 4 hours is the minimum - your crock pot may take longer!
  5. Serve over rice.




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7 years ago

Can’t wait to try this have a pot of beans cooking now.

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef
13 years ago

5 stars
I haven’t had pinto beans since I left Tennessee 18 years ago! I can smell the flavors of my past in my head. Thanks. I’ll have to make a pot of these.

13 years ago

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