Hacienda Colorado-style Beans Ala Charra

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by majorkwoods

This bean dish can be either served as a side, or as a main course with white cooked riced added just before serving.

Top Review by Sarah I.

I simmered on the stove rather than using a pressure cooker, but the ingredients and flavors are pretty spot on when it comes to Hacienda Style beans, which are the BEST beans ever. Thanks for the recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort beans and remove any debris.
  2. Add beans to water in pressure cooker.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Soak overnight.
  5. Add the rest of the salt to taste, bacon, onion, and garlic powder.
  6. Pressure cook beans until tender, but firm.
  7. Cooking times will vaary with altitude, but 15-20 minutes on a medium rock will cook them well.
  8. Run cool water over pressure cooker lid before removing lid.
  9. Wait for vents to drop before rotating the lid from the pot.
  10. Add tomatos and cilantro.
  11. Stir and simmer on low until heated through.
  12. Add liquid smoke, if desired.

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