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Pinto Bean

Cowboy Beans and Cornbread

Lunch/Supper Crediting for Ages 3-5

Total Time

30 minutes

Serving Size

3/4 cup



meat grain veg


Meat/Meat Alternate, Grains, Vegetable


  • 6 cups pinto beans, canned, drained and rinsed
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 15-oz. can tomatoes, crushed in puree
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Combine tomato paste, water, crushed tomatoes and all seasonings for a smooth sauce.
  2. Add drained, rinsed pinto beans and stir to combine. Heat to 135° F and serve immediately.
  3. Place 3/4 cup pinto beans in sauce on plate with a serving of cornbread.

Suggested serving: Prepared cornbread, such as MyPlate's recipe.

Creditable Stamp 2017
USA Pulses

This recipe is courtesy of

USA Pulses.