Crockpot Mexican Beans

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #39809

November 18, 2022

"Pace Picante Sauce recipe"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (317.4 g)
  • Calories 78
  • Total Fat - 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 6.6 mg
  • Sodium - 635.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 4.4 g
  • Calcium - 45.2 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 35.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add everything but garnish to crockpot

Step 2

Simmer on low 8 hours adding water as needed

Step 3

Season to taste

Step 4

Stir in garnish


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the salsa, choose one with a flavor profile that you enjoy.
  • It's best to use fresh jalapenos for this recipe, but canned can be substituted if necessary.

  • Substitute the bacon with tempeh bacon for a vegetarian option. The benefit of this substitution is that it provides a vegetarian-friendly option without compromising the flavor of the dish.
  • Substitute the jalapenos with bell peppers for a less spicy option. The benefit of this substitution is that it allows the dish to be enjoyed by those who cannot tolerate spicy food.

Vegetarian Variation Replace the bacon with 1/2 cup of vegetable broth and 1/2 cup of diced bell peppers.

Mexican Rice: This flavorful Mexican-style rice is the perfect accompaniment to the Crockpot Mexican Beans. The rice is cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce and seasoned with cilantro, garlic, and onion for an extra kick of flavor. It's a great way to complete the meal and add a delicious side dish to the table.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn: This delicious side dish is the perfect addition to the Mexican-style meal. Grilled Mexican Street Corn is cooked on the grill and seasoned with a delicious combination of spices, including chili powder, garlic, and cumin. It adds a flavorful crunch to the meal and pairs perfectly with the Mexican Rice and Crockpot Mexican Beans.


Q: How long should I cook the beans in the crockpot?

A: Simmer the beans on low for 8 hours, adding water as needed.

Q: Can I add other ingredients to the beans?

A: Yes, you can add vegetables, spices, and herbs to the beans for added flavor.

1 Reviews


Excellent beans! These were super tender after spending the day in the crock pot. I forgot to garnish with cilantro (and I had some), but they were great without it, too.


review by:
(19 Apr 2023)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The creator of Pace Picante Sauce, David Pace, was a Texas native who opened his first factory in 1947. He was inspired to create the sauce after tasting chiles and tomatoes from his family's garden.

Fun Fact 2: This recipe is a favorite of celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who has been known to make it on his show "Throwdown with Bobby Flay". He often uses the sauce to add a unique flavor to his dishes.