Chipotle Pintos

By Katherine

Tarnation dem are spicy


People down here have a saying: “Hot enough for you?” What they have that everywhere? Well, it’s not funny when you suffer through 28 days of 100 plus degrees in a summer. Yes, we’ve had a cool down; I’ll be bitter for one more electric bill.

In any case, whether I’m making pico or Bloody Marys or peppercorn martinis, I have a hard time getting things hot enough for Greg. I don’t take offense when he brings the Tapitio to the table with his chili.

Well, I finally made something hot enough for him. Reach for the tissues, refill the margaritas hot enough.

Chipotle Pintos

  • 16 ounces dried pintos, soaked for 8 hours or overnight
  • half of a 7-ounce can of chipotles packed in adobe
  • 1 tsp Tapatio
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • salt/pepper

Chop peppers fine. Don’t rinse off the adobe sauce. Drain beans and put in a 4-quart stock pot pour broth over and add onion, Tapatio, peppers in adobe. (Pour half the adobe in that little can in the beans. Make sure to wash your hands well!) Add enough water or additional broth to fill the pot an inch over the beans.) Throw in the bay leaves and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, about an hour. Season with salt and pepper.

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24 Responses to Chipotle Pintos

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    I love spicy so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out. I also conveniently have pinto beans and chipotle in adobo sauce on hand though I’ll have to go with another hot sauce if I can’t track down the Tapatio. πŸ™‚

  2. Christina says:

    I definitely love spicy food! These beans look delicious! πŸ™‚

  3. As much as I love anything with chipotle in it, I think I would have to dial these down just a bit! Although it burns so good…

  4. That’s just incendiary. It’s a very English trait for guys to order the hottest, hottest curries in Indian restaurants. I believe the killer curry is called a “phal”.

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    Love the recipe hate the saying. Going off to your link for Tapatio now.

  6. sallybr says:

    Don’t remind me of electric bill, I go into hyperventilation as I open the envelope, it’s NOT FUN

    hopefully it will be only one more killer bill..

    back to cooking, love these beans, chipotle is a favorite flavor for us, gotta make them

  7. ceciliag says:

    Oh he will be crying (with delight I am sure!) c

  8. thedrivencook says:

    Yum! I love beans!

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    THese may be a bit too hot for me but that can aways be dealt with. Frankly, I don;t know how you guys can handle the heat every Summer. It’s just not for me.
    I hope Isaac leaves you, your friends, and families the way he found y’all. (“Y’all” … I’ve been using my Rosetta Stone DVDs.)

  10. Kristy says:

    Oh, now that’s a lot of hot days in row! It would get a bit suffocating. And I don’t want to even think about your electric bill. That gives me a stomachache just thinking about it. The pintos look great! I love the heat when it comes to food!

  11. billpeeler says:

    I’m a big fan of chipotle in anything – your beans look delicious!

  12. Holy hot flashes I bet these are awesome! We love chipotle and I am really digging beans lately. I will be trying this soon.

  13. Erin says:

    Oh yes, THIS is what I need in my life!

  14. Lauren says:

    Woof. I bet these are tasty but HOT. Don’t let my hubby see the recipe b/c he adds twice the spice to everything.

  15. LOVE IT! Hubby the Bean Guy will love it, too…

  16. Mad Dog says:

    Sounds terrific – I’m sure I’d like it reasonably hot, though perhaps not extra hot πŸ˜‰

  17. I will be adapting this to my white beans I have on hand.

  18. egg me on says:

    Ooo what great beans. How do you guys eat this? As a side dish? Added to a burrito or taco? Just with a spoon??

  19. Carolyn Chan says:

    Ouch Katherine that looks S P I C Y!!

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  22. Soozcat says:

    I hope the chiles aren’t actually packed in adobe. They’d be impossible to get out of the can!

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