READY IN: 8hrs 2mins
Recipe by wildheart

REAL frijoles......beans.......frijoles en olla, or pot beans. No self respecting Hispanic, Mexican, or Indian home out here is without a pot of beans....all the time.

Top Review by nv0311

never had any luck with beans and this recipe is awesome. finally feel like I can accomplish something the way my grandmother did things. thanks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The night before, put the beans in the pot you will use, and fill the pot to the top with water.
  2. In the morning, drain the water.
  3. Add fresh water, to a height of 4# over the beans.
  4. Add the pork, onion, garlic, and seasonings.
  5. Simmer on low on the stove all day, or in a crockpot.
  6. You may need to add water.
  7. The beans are done when they are soft if you smoosh one between you finger and thumb.
  8. It won't hurt them to cook longer, because even if they get mooshy they have their uses!
  9. If you should burn the beans, immediately drain them and switch to a new pot with new water.
  10. Add one raw potato, cut in half, to the beans.
  11. When the beans are done toss the potato, because the burnt taste will be in it.

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