Chili Frijoles - Mexican Beans

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READY IN: 15hrs
Recipe by mollypaul

Chili frijoles pairs terrifically well with Spanish rice as a component of a hearty Mexican meal. From the Southwest chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash beans thoroughly.
  2. Cover with cold water and let stand overnight.
  3. Drain well and cover with boiling water; add onion and cook until tender.
  4. Drain and chop beans fine; add salt, pepper and chili powder.
  5. Brown bacon in skillet; add garlic, cook until golden and remove from fat.
  6. Stir beans into fat and cook until brown; remove to platter.
  7. In same skillet, cook tomatoes, onions, chili powder and salt until reduced to about half.
  8. Mash or whirl in a food processor/blender; add more salt and chili powder to taste, reheat and pour over beans.

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