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    South Mexican Frijoles De Olla

    South Mexican Frijoles De Olla. Photo by Leah's Kitchen

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    4 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    4 hrs

    Leah's Kitchen's Note:

    Fijoles de Olla simply means pot beans.This recipe uses ingredients more commonly used in the south of Mexico. A delicious and comforting blend of old world and Mexican ingredients. The flavors seem to meld together in a very balanced and satisfying way. It goes great as a side or by itself or in tortillas. I used pinto beans but you can use any beans you like. You can cook it on the stove top or in the crock pot. I find it easier and less distracting to do it in the crock pot. As a final note the chorizo is optional and not a part of the original recipe.enjoy!

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    Serves: 6-8



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    Main cooking

    Last hour of cooking

    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 -2 sprig epazote or 2 teaspoons dried epazote
    • 1 whole chipotle chili
    • 1/2 guajillo chili or 1/2 ancho chili, toasted, seeded, and torn into small pieces
    • 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin, toasted
    • 2 -3 bay leaves, toasted
    • 2 -3 avocado leaves (I used anise ) or 2 -3 a generous pinch ground aniseed (I used anise )
    • 1 -2 hoja santa (I didn't add this since I couldn't find it)
    • 1 -2 teaspoon Mexican oregano, toasted
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
    • 4 ounces chorizo sausage, crumbled (opt*)


    1. 1
      Place rinsed and sorted beans in a slow cooker and cover with about 3 inches of water.
    2. 2
      Add onion, and lard/oil.
    3. 3
      Cook on medium high until beans are soft and it has thickened somewhat and turned lighter in color. (This can take any where from 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours depending on the beans you are using and the altitude.).
    4. 4
      Add the salt, and remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Turn down heat and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Beans should be soft and creamy and broth should be thicker by now.
    6. 6
      Serve and enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for South Mexican Frijoles De Olla

    Serving Size: 1 (89 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 374.9
    Calories from Fat 94
    Total Fat 10.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 18.6 mg
    Sodium 819.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.9 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 21.2 g

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