Chuckwagon Beans (Frijoles a La Charra)

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse beans thoroughly with cold water.
  • Combine beans, water, and ham hock in dutch oven. Heat to boiling, and reduce heat to low (simmer) and cover. Simmer about 1 1/2 hours. Beans should be tender, but not soft.
  • After the 1 1/2 hours of cooking beans, heat oil in skillet, and cook onions until they are soft. Add tomato paste, garlic, and jalapeño peppers to onion, stirring well for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Add onion mixture and salt to beans, stir well, cover and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Beans should be soft.
  • Remove ham hock from beans. Remove meat from bone. Chop meat and return to beans.
  • Add cilantro to beans and serve with chips.
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