To start with you need pinto beans. For this I used a one-pound bag of beans. Some stores have beans in a crate that you can measure and bag yourself, but those didn't look so good when I checked.
|One-pound bag of pinto beans|
|Rinsing the beans|
|Finding bad beans and debris (i.e., rock)|
|Beans in the pot, with twice as much water as beans.|
|Beans on the stove, covered, on low heat|
I suggest a good thick cut bacon for beans because it adds a good amount of flavor to the beans. You take about four slices, cut them up, and then cook them on the stove in a frying pan.
|Cut up bacon|
|Frying up bacon|
|Chopped up veggies|
|Adding garlic and onion to the bacon to cook.|
|Tomatoes and cilantro|
When you're done and served up, your frijoles charros should look something like this:
|Ready to eat!|
Let me know if you try this recipe or how you like to make your frijoles.
¡Hasta la proxíma vez!