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Pedro's Tiajuana Beans

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Of dried beans (I prefer
  • -black (turtle) or pinto
  • -beans; although chili;
  • -kidney, navy and most
  • -other beans work quite
  • -well)
  • 8 c Cold bottled water
  • 5 md Onions; finely chopped
  • 8 Cloves garlic; crushed
  • 3 -(up to)
  • 4 tb Sliced; bottled jalapeno
  • -peppers; finely chopped, or
  • -more if you want a very
  • -"hot" version
  • 1 Fresh lime; juice and pulp
  • -of
  • 1 tb Commercial chili powder
  • 1/2 ts Cayanne pepper; more if you
  • -want scorching beans
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 12 -(up to)
  • 15 Twists on a pepper mill of
  • -black pepper
  • 10 Good "squirts" of Crystal or
  • -Frank's Louisiana hot sauce
  • -(or tabasco; or your
  • -favorite. I like Crystall's
  • -Extra-hot)
  • 1 cn (6-oz) tomato paste
  • 3 tb De-fatted chicken stock for
  • -sauteing


Below is a recipe for fat free "chili" or "ranch" beans. This recipe was
developed with the same technique used in the creation of the "Fat Free
Marinara Sauce", namely replace fat with taste... I love to make a few
quarts of these beans, and then use them over the course of a month. They
make a complete meal when mixed with rice (I like basmatti) and topped with
fresh, homemade salsa (I will send that recipe along in the future). These
beans are so tasty that you will never miss the fat or meat, and they will
become a favorite. These beans work well with rice and salsa, or in
burritos, tacos, enchiladas, etc. Your fat gorging family and/or friends
will never suspect that no fat has been added. They are tasty, healthy,
cheap to make, and freeze quite well. Enjoy, Matthew


1. Saute chopped onions for about ten minutes using chicken stock. Add
crushed garlic and jalapenos and saute for five more minutes. Saute until
mixture is lightly carmelized. Be certain not to burn garlic or peppers.

2. Inspect beans for any foreign debris. Remove debris and wash under cold
tap in a collandar. Drain throughly.

3. Bring eight cups of bottled water to a rolling boil in a large sauce pan
or pressure cooker. Add washed, dried beans, cover pan and remove from

NOTE: Do not heat water at this point if using a pressure cooker.

4. Allow beans to steep for one hour. No need to soak overnight as this
causes the beans to ferment, imparting a bitter taste. Do NOT change water
at this point, or a loss of taste will result. NOTE: Skip this step if
using a pressure cooker.

5. Add onion/garlic/jalapeno pepper mixture to the bean and water. Add all
remaining seasonings and ingredients to the sauce pan. Mix THROUGHLY with
a wooden spoon.

6. Cover beans and simmer on very low heat for 2 1/2 hours, or pressure
cook at high pressure setting for 55 minutes. Stir beans occasionaly when
using a conventional sauce pan.

7. Allow beans to cool to room temperature and then freeze or refrigerate.

8. Allow beans to develop for at least 24 hours in refrigerator. They keep
for at least two weeks in my refrigerator, and months in the freezer if
properly packaged for storage.

9. Enjoy ;)

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