This easy canned pinto beans and rice recipe is hearty enough to serve as a main dish but also works well as a side dish to your favorite Tex-Mex entree. It's satisfying, healthy, and budget-friendly, making it an excellent choice for weeknights.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the onion, lower the heat to medium, and cook until soft and translucent, around 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Pour in the diced tomatoes and pinto beans and stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes. Add fresh lime juice and serve over cooked brown rice. Garnish with your favorite toppings, like cilantro and jalapeños, and add red pepper flakes, if using.
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