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    Chuckwagon Beans (Frijoles a La Charra)

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Sky Valley Cook's Note:

    A tasty Mexican side-dish that can be as hot as you want it depending on how many jalapeño peppers you use. You do not have to soak the beans overnight, which is nice.

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    1. 1
      Rinse beans thoroughly with cold water.
    2. 2
      Combine beans, water, and ham hock in dutch oven. Heat to boiling, and reduce heat to low (simmer) and cover. Simmer about 1 1/2 hours. Beans should be tender, but not soft.
    3. 3
      After the 1 1/2 hours of cooking beans, heat oil in skillet, and cook onions until they are soft. Add tomato paste, garlic, and jalapeño peppers to onion, stirring well for approximately 30 seconds.
    4. 4
      Add onion mixture and salt to beans, stir well, cover and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Beans should be soft.
    5. 5
      Remove ham hock from beans. Remove meat from bone. Chop meat and return to beans.
    6. 6
      Add cilantro to beans and serve with chips.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chuckwagon Beans (Frijoles a La Charra)

    Serving Size: 1 (227 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 115.3
    Calories from Fat 85
    Total Fat 9.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 244.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 3.1 g

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    smoked ham hock

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