Gordo's Frijoles Con Queso

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READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put beans and water in a large pot, cover and simmer, stirring often, until tender - about 2 1/2 hours.
  • About 1 1/2 into cooking time, add salt to taste.
  • If the beans need more water before they are done, add boiling water to the pot - do not add cold water!
  • When the beans are tender, there should not be much liquid in the pot.
  • If there is a lot of liquid, take some of it out and either save it in case you need it.
  • Add the 1/2 cup of lard to the now tender beans.
  • Simmer uncovered - very slowly - for 1/2 hour.
  • Watch it carefully and stir often.
  • If the beans get too dry, add some of the reserved liquid if you have any, or add a bit of water.
  • Add the cheddar cheese.
  • Cook until it melts.
  • Serve it up.
  • If you'd like, you can make the meat garnish as follpws:
  • Cook up the hamburger until browned.
  • Add the tomato sauce and spices.
  • Serve over the beans with the lettuce.
  • You can also add tortillas and make tacos.
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