• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
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    Frijoles a la Charra (Cowgirl Style Beans)

    Frijoles a la Charra is a ranch style way of cooking pinto beans, and is a side dish celebrated in many restaurants.  The key traditional ingredient is the addition of bacon to the boiling pot, to give the beans a smoky, pork rich flavor.

     


    Ingredients
    1
    pound
    pinto beans picked over and washed
    1
    tomato (chopped)
    2
    cloves
    garlic (peeled and minced)
    1
    small onion (peeled and chopped)
    2
    whole serrano chiles
    3
    slices
    thick smoked bacon (chopped)
    *
    salt to taste
    Directions
    Place all of the ingredients in a 4qt saucepan. Cover with 3qt of tap water. Place the pot on the stove, and bring to a boil over high heat.
    Once the beans boil, lower the heat to a simmer, and cover, leaving the cover slightly tilted to allow the steam and pressure to escape. Check the water level and stir the beans every 15-20 minutes, adding water 2 cups at a time if the water level seems low.
    After boiling for 2 hours, test the beans by making sure they are tender and soft by tasting one. Continue to cook for 30 more minutes if the beans taste undercooked. Adjust the salt if needed.
    Simmer the beans for 2½-3 hours. Once the beans are completely cooked, remove the beans from the heat, and allow them to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
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    Categories 

    ClassicPorkSide Dish

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    Frijoles a la Charra (Cowgirl Style Beans) Recipe

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