This Crock Pot Green Chile Pinto Beans Recipe is my all-time favorite pinto beans recipe for stuffing into burritos. These pinto beans are easy to make and so tasty!

A spoonful of slow cooker green chile pinto beans.

Whether you stuff these pinto beans into your favorite burrito or serve them with your favorite Mexican dish, they’re delicious! This pinto beans recipe is full of roasted and chopped Hatch green chile. Hatch green chile is in season from late summer until early fall. 

Throughout the Southwest and parts of California, you can purchase 30-pound bags of them at your local grocery store and have them roasted on site. If you don’t live in an area when you can get them roasted fresh, no worries! The canned chopped green chile is just as good! With this recipe, you’ll need 2 cups of chopped green chile!

Pinto beans with green chile in a large bowl with serving spoon.

When I am making burritos or need a Mexican side dish, these slow cooker pinto beans are always my go-to recipe. They are seriously delish! This pinto beans recipe is full of chopped Hatch green chiles. Green chiles are one of my favorite food items to cook with because they add so much flavor to the recipe.


Adding green chile to this pinto beans recipe is a must! But do you want to know the best part of this recipe? It is made in a crockpot! Slow cooker pinto beans? Yes, please! Put everything in your crockpot and go put your feet up, when you come back you will have a delicious smelling kitchen and even more delicious slow cooker pinto beans waiting for you!

Green chile pinto beans served in white bowls.

How do you cook pinto beans without soaking them?

You can rinse your beans in a colander before you put them in the crockpot. The pinto beans will be covered in water in the crockpot while they are cooking. So there is actually no need to try to remember to soak the beans overnight the night before you are going to cook the pinto beans.

How to cook pinto beans in a slow cooker?

Cooking pinto beans in a crockpot is super easy. Put your beans in the slow cooker along with the other ingredients except for the cheese. Cook the pinto beans on high for 8-9 hours. Make sure the beans are tender when they are done cooking. No one wants hard pinto beans! Garnish with the cheese on top.

All of the ingredients that you need to make crockpot pinto beans.

These beans are fabulous in these breakfast burritos and would go well in these chicken burritos

Cook’s Note – Crock Pot Green Chile Pinto Beans Recipe

  • WARNING: while cooking these pinto beans will fill your house with a heavenly aroma!
  • This pinto beans recipe makes about 12 cups of beans!
  • Cooked pinto beans can be frozen in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag for up to 6 months.

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Cook’s Tool:

  • Large Crock Pot (I own this one and it’s my favorite!)


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Green Chile Pinto beans in bowls ready to be served.

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4.87 from 15 votes

Crock Pot Green Chile Pinto Beans Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
18 people
This Crock Pot Green Chile Pinto Beans Recipe is my all-time favorite pinto beans recipe for stuffing into burritos. These pinto beans are easy to make and so tasty!



  • 3 cups dried pinto beans rinsed and picked over
  • 8 cups water
  • 16 ounces canned diced green chile
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 medium onion diced small


  • cotija cheese crumbled (optional)


  • Add all of the ingredients except for the cheese to a large crock pot.
    Add all of the ingredient to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 8-9 hours. The beans should be nice and tender. Serve with crumbled cotija cheese (optional).
    Cook for 8 hours.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

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This Slow Cooker Pinto Beans recipe first appeared on Food Folks and Fun on August 22, 2015. I have since updated the photos and the originals are below. 

Pinto Beans in a bowl with text overlay for Pinterest.

Green Chile Pinto Beans in a bowl

A close-up of Green Chile Pinto Beans in a bowl













If you enjoyed this Crock Pot Green Chile Pinto Beans Recipe, then try my Crock Pot Restaurant Style Refried Beans!


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  1. Nothing like a good bowl of Chili / Chile! If your eating the best bowl of chile your taste buds have ever experienced it’s most likely made with the world famous Hatch Green Chile / Chili or the Pueblo Colorado Mosco, originating from the Mirasol Chile. Mosco originated from the Mirasol Chile/Chili. Green Chile / Chili Peppers, Mosco Chile / Chili has a great flavor and heat consist of a medium to hot Chile.

  2. The green chiles in this recipe sure take these beans from boring to fabulous! A great side dish for taco night.

  3. Ooooh i’ll Have try these next time I need a Mexican side! I always end up making rice but these sound delicious!

    1. Anne Dong says:

      I tried making this recipe a while ago because it was so easy, I had all the ingredients, and no soaking. Usually pinto beans have so many extra steps involved. To my amazement, everyone loved it! When I tried to find it again I panicked and ended up with another recipe requiring me to fry bacon, cut up six cloves of garlic, and add several cans of other things. Now that I have found you again I will never let you go! Thanks for the great recipe.

      1. Anne, so glad you find my recipe again! 🙂

  4. Beth Pierce says:

    I love pinto beans for a side dish when I serve Mexican food! This will be great for our Cinco de Mayo pot luck; yum!

  5. Thank you for the recipe. I like my slow cooker and using ingredient in season 😀