Hatch Chile Pinto Beans

There is just something so cozy about a big pot o’ beans cooking in my kitchen. I love to throw these on in the afternoon or early evening to get ready for dinner. It makes the house smell amazing and is a delicious, fiber-rich, cozy side dish. FIBER is so important in a healthy diet, and beans also provide a great plant-based source of protein. What could be better? Check out more on FIBER HERE.

AND it’s Hatch Chile season, the best time of the year! I love all things spicy, and the Hatch chiles offer the perfect amount of kick, and more can be added to kick it up a notch. Bring on the Hatch chiles!

Hatch Chile Pinto Beans

Addie Roberts | August 15th, 2019

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 hours
  • Total time: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Servings: 6-8 servings


  • 2.5 - 3 cups of raw pinto beans
  • 5-6 cups of water
  • 1 medium hatch chile, diced (mild spice with 1, add additional Hatch chile for more spice)
  • 3/4 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion posder


  1. Add water, pinto beans, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder to a large pot and bring to a boil
  2. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and simmer for ~2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes (you can check tenderness of beans throughout)
  3. After first 30 minutes of simmering, add the diced Hatch chile and continue to simmer until beans are tender and ready to eat