Usually, I’m pushing for refried beans, be it my Easy Refried Pinto Beans or Frijoles Negros. Refried beans with just about any Mexican Favorite is awesome, right? Yet every now and again, I like to serve up a side of whole spicy beans.
These beans are great with Cornbread for a simple meatless meal or served along side some ribs or chicken. Since I shared with you my attempt at El Pollo Loco inspired chicken, I thought it would be nice to share the side I had served. These beans are a favorite alternative to refried beans in our house.
Spicy Mexican Pinto Beans
2 Cans Mexican Pinto Chili Beans
2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
1 Jalapeño Pepper
Dash Ghost Pepper Sauce, if desired
Pour beans into a saucepan including their spiced juices. Add seasoning and stir to blend. Finely mince the jalapeño pepper, add to the beans.
Heat over low heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Once the beans have heated through, taste. If more spice is desire, add a little Ghost Pepper Sauce.