Hacienda Colorado-style Beans Ala Charra

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Major K.

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 Sushicue

These beans were soooo delicious! We frequent Hacienda Colorado a lot and now I can make Charra beans at home! Amazing! Now, if you can just dissect their roasted salsa recipe.....I could scratch that off my Bucket List Ü They say there aren't tomatillos in it, but my taste buds and trial runs at making this salsa say otherwise. Thanks!

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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