Frijoles (Mexican Beans)

Total Time
4hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I adopted this recipe September 2006. It's great on it's own. For a lower fat version I used Smoked Pork Bones instead of the Meat. Great served with a Mexican entree and rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add salt to taste if other than Salt Pork is used (optional).
  2. Soak beans in water overnight.
  3. Add salt pork, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano; simmer on low heat at least 4 hours or water is absorbed and mixture is thick.
Most Helpful

Excellent is not word they were fantastic. Made this for a party and eveyone loved them.I didn't change a thing.

texasmom61 July 17, 2005

This is a good basic recipe for nice, mildly spiced beans. I followed it strictly, except that I used regular, unsalted pork, which may have altered the flavor somewhat. I still like the beans. I had them plain yesterday when they were just cooked, and am thinking of trying them with salsa at lunchtime today. I'm also looking at enchilada recipes. Actually, when I measured out the dry beans for soaking the night before I decided to double the recipe and freeze some for later. This worked fine, but I had to move them to a larger pan to cook them in the morning. Thank you for this recipe.

mianbao August 02, 2004