Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans)

frijoles-charrosI’ve been on a Mexican food kick lately. Whenever I eat something at any restaurant, I always think to myself, “I wonder what they used to make this?” I’ve had these beans numerous times at my favorite Mexican restaurant. And I finally decided to try to recreate their recipe, but of course make it as easy and simple as possible. They turned out delicious! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. For my vegetarian friends, substitute with seitan bacon or use a few drops of liquid smoke and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 4-5 slices of bacon, chopped into small strips
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Over medium high heat, add bacon pieces to large saucepan. Stir bacon pieces 2-3 minutes until mostly cooked. Drain excess fat from pan.
  2. Add diced onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro and tomatoes to bacon in pan. Stir until combined.
  3. Next add pinto beans and beef broth. Stir well and bring liquid to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Garnish with additional cilantro and serve as either the main course or a side dish.

frijoles-charros-pot

 

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35 thoughts on “Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans)

  1. Pingback: Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans) — Joann’s Food For Thought – A Girls Guide to Capetown

  2. That’s sounds awesome. I love soups and looking into some good beans soups. I don’t mean to be an additional cook spoiling things but I have a few suggestions. Use regular pinto beans not from the can. They aren’t hard to make them just take out the rocks and little weird ones and wash them, soak them and boil. You can get a pot especially for making beans called a jartrito- only a few dollars and they come out so tender and very nice bean broth. Also try a quarter can of beer too add that also looks like it’s a good “boracho” bean soup .

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