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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Frijoles a la Charra (Savory Beans)

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Category: Beans, Peppers, Soups, Side Dishes, Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Pink beans, dried; or pinto
  • 1/4 lb Pork rind, fresh; cut into
  • ;small squares
  • 1/4 Onion; sliced
  • 2 cl Garlic; finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 lb Bacon; cut into small pieces
  • 2 tb Lard; or pork drippings
  • 2 md Tomato; peeled, seeded and
  • ;chopped, juice strained and
  • ;reserved
  • 3 Serrano chilies; stemmed and
  • ;finely chopped
  • 2 lg Coriander sprigs


Put the beans, pork-rind squares, onion and garlic into a bean pot or
large saucepan. Add 6 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the
heat, cover the pot, and let the beans cook gently until they are tender,
about 1 1/2 hours. Add the salt and cook the beans, uncovered, for another
15 minutes.
In a separate pan, cook the bacon gently in the lard or drippings until
it is slightly browned. Add the tomatoes with their juice, and stir in the
chilies and coriander. Cook the tomato mixture over a fairly high heat for
about 10 minutes, until it is well seasoned and thick.
Add the tomato mixture to the beans and let everything cook, uncovered,
over low heat for about 15 minutes.
Serve in small individual bowls with grilled meat, or add some more
liquid and serve as a soup. misc04

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