if you're looking to make something spicy using pinto beans, here's a southwestern recipe for frijoles borrachos that will so hit the spot. it's so simple but you have to wait for half an hour or a little longer to get the flavours to simmer together. the beer and the cilantro and the jalapenos and the tomatoes are such a great combination. i had only one can of pinto beans in my pantry so i mixed it with another can of canneloni beans and it was just as yummy.
the drunken beans are a delicious accompaniment to baked rice with cheese and green chiles. i love brown rice and adore this recipe which uses ricotta, cheddar, lots of cilantro and jalapenos. just be careful not to bake too long as brown rice doesn't taste too good when it gets too brittle.