Mexican Beans-Frijoles

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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  • Add beans to water and bring to a boil, then partially cover and bring to a simmer.
  • Chop the Onion, Garlic, and Bacon and add into the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients except Salt, Bacon grease and Cheese.
  • Simmer for 2 hours adding water if necessary to keep beans covered.
  • 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.
  • Taste again and correct seasoning, this time you can add more salt, if desired.
  • 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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  1. Princess T
    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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  2. bgdancer
    this is a great dish. he made it sunday ,we had mexican dinner.
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  3. Chef Jeff in St Aug
    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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