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    Mexican Beans-Frijoles

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    3 hrs

    30 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    Chef Jeff in St Augustine's Note:

    Authentic and delicious. I learned this one from being married into a Hispanic family. Moms, Aunts, and Grandmothers had a few little twists upon it, but heres how it goes.

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    Serves: 8-10



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    1. 1
      Add beans to water and bring to a boil, then partially cover and bring to a simmer.
    2. 2
      Chop the Onion, Garlic, and Bacon and add into the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients except Salt, Bacon grease and Cheese.
    3. 3
      Simmer for 2 hours adding water if necessary to keep beans covered.
    4. 4
      After the 2 hours add the Salt and Bacon grease. Correct seasoning with more cumin, oregano, and cilantro (don't add more salt yet). Simmer 30 more minutes.
    5. 5
      Taste again and correct seasoning, this time you can add more salt, if desired.
    6. 6
      Drain beans reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Put beans back into pot and mash with a potato masher or 'boat motor', adding the cooking liquid until you have desired consistency. Mix in the cheese and serve immediately.Garnish with more cheese and fresh cilantro if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2013

      I have tried making Frijoles before and it never turned out, I always ended up throwing them away until I found this recipe. It was so easy and everyone loved them. Thank you

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    • on September 21, 2011


      this is a great dish. he made it sunday ,we had mexican dinner.

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    • on August 31, 2014



    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Beans-Frijoles

    Serving Size: 1 (229 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 160.4
    Calories from Fat 55
    Total Fat 6.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 9.4 mg
    Sodium 993.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 7.6 g

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