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Slow Cooker Gluten Free Pinto Bean Recipe

Spicy and satisfying this Gluten Free Pinto Bean Recipe is a new addition to my diet. Spice the pintos with fresh jalapenos and add bacon and cilantro for flavor. Bonus they're very economical at pennies per serving!
Course any meal, side
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword beans, pinto beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 16 hours
Servings 10 servings
Calories 90kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 2 cups pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 fresh jalapeno* seeded and diced
  • 4 slices bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried cilantro or 1/4 cup fresh
  • water
  • 1 Tablespoon beef flavored better than bouillon paste


  • Sort through beans and remove any with spots on them.
  • Soak beans in a large bowl of water 3 parts water to 1 part beans.
  • Soak over-night.
  • Drain and rinse the beans. Place in slow cooker and cover with fresh water to 1-inch above the beans
  • Cook bacon to render some of the fat out. Add bacon and drippings to slow cooker with beans. Add bouillon, onions, jalapeno, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat on high and cook 4 hours.
  • Add cilantro 10 to 15 mintues before serving.


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Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg