Monday, July 04, 2016

Frijoles Charros

I serve this along side our street tacos and they're amazing!

Ingredients

  • 2 bags dried pinto beans, cleaned and soaked overnight (don't miss this step or you'll need to use canned pinto beans and it's just not the same!)
  • 1 10oz. can Rotel (I've had bad luck with store brand no this - get the original!)
  • 1 c. salt pork (a chunk about the size of your hand - I get this at my local market)
  • 1 c. vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 c. finely chopped red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ground pepper to taste
  • dash of hot sauce
Directions
  1. As noted, make sure you soaked your beans overnight first!
  2. In a large pot (or crock pot if you want to make these up ahead) add all your ingredients Do not drain your can of Rotel. Bring to a rolling boil, then simmer on low for 1-1 1/2 hours. 
**If you cook them in a slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours. If the liquid gets low, we like to add a bottle of Modelo as needed. If you prefer to not cook with the beer, add more vegetable broth. 

In addition to the salt pork, you can also add bacon or sausage. 

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