Frijoles De La Olla Tradicional (Home Cooked Beans)

Recipe by Witch Doctor
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READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
YIELD: 7-8 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb about 2 1/2 cups dried beans (No lentils, garbanzos or favas)
  • 2
    tablespoons fresh pork fat (or use vegetable or bacon drippings)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Spread the beans on a baking sheet and check for stones, dirt clods or anything else you wouldn’t care to eat. Scoop into a colander and rinse. If using a slow cooker, first pour the beans into a medium large pot, pour in 2 quarts of water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat; then pour into the slow cooker. Add the lard (or oil or bacon drippings), onion and, if using, the epazote or avocado leaves. (Lightly toast the avocado leaves in a dry skillet).
  • Cook the beans in the slow cooker for at least 6 hours for the beans to become tender, though you can leave them cooking for up to 10 hours. When the beans are tender, stir in 1 ½ tsp salt and simmer for a few minutes longer. Taste and season with additional salt if needed. Remove the epazote or avocado leaves, if using, and the brothy beans are ready.
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