Frijoles Charros

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Manuel Rios

Very common in the country, in the ranchs

Top Review by Karen from Montana

Made this for our family's Cinco de Mayo party- we're Scottish & Slovak but you sure couldn't tell by the menu! Anyway, these beans were a big hit. Then the following day, I smashed them with a potatoe masher and fried them in bacon grease to make refired beans and they were even better. I'll never go back to canned beans again. This recipe is a definite keeper at our house.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the beans the normal way.
  2. Separate the beans and the juice.
  3. In another pot put the juice; add the tomato and the onion.
  4. Cut the bacon in small pieces and the sausage too.
  5. Put the bacon and the sausage in the microwave for 1 minute on medium.
  6. Put in the pot the bacon and the sausage.
  7. Boil, all together, do not add water yet.
  8. Add some Tabasco or chili powder if you have.
  9. Boil it until the sousa has the flavor of the bacon and the sausage.
  10. Then add a lit bit of water, and let it boil for 1 minute.
  11. Then add the beans, and let it boil for 3 minutes.
  12. Keep stirring it.

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