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Serve this Mexican-style side dish with chicken or pork. You can make this recipe lighter by substituting 1 tablespoon of oil for the bacon.


  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 pound spinach, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup pinto beans, cooked (canned)

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  1. Wash and remove the large stems from the spinach. Steam for 10 minutes.
  2. Allow to cool. Chop into small pieces. Set aside.
  3. Brown the bacon in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft.
  4. Stir in the cooked spinach.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.

Serves 4

Posted by darlene at Recipe Goldmine 1/14/2002 5:43 pm.