Spicy Pinto Beans and Smoked Sausage

Cook Time:
25 minutes
Serving Size:


  • 1 regular size package Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, cut into 3/4-inch slices, slices halved
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce (from a can), finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can (optional)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup crisply cooked crumbled bacon or packaged bacon bits
  • Shredded Chihuahua cheese, chopped cilantro (optional)


A nice variation of spicy pinto beans made delicious with chipotle chili and bacon.

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes.
  3. Add chili and, if desired, adobo sauce; cook and stir 1 minute.
  4. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes.
  5. Drain one can of the beans.
  6. Add drained and undrained beans to onion mixture; simmer over medium-low heat 10 minutes or until heated through and sauce thickens.
  7. Stir in bacon bits. Garnish with cheese and cilantro if desired.