Charro Beans

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Bren in LR

I love the charro beans at Uncle Julio's restaurant in Texas. This seems to be a similar recipe. They don't have chili powder or cumin but are well seasoned and seem very fresh and light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and pick over beans.
  2. Place in a large pot and cover with water, approx 6-7 cups. Bring to a boil then cover and cook over med-low heat for 2-2 1/2 hours, until tender but still firm.
  3. Before the beans are done, fry the bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove and place on a small plate.
  4. Add garlic, onions and green pepper to the bacon grease in the skillet and cook till tender.
  5. Return the bacon along with the tomatoes to the skillet. Add the can of beer and simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Add the chopped cilantro and jalapenos to the skillet then put everything into the large bean pot.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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