Charro Beans

Here in Texas when you go to Mexican Restaurant , sometimes depending on your order , you might get charro beans on the side . Charro beans is pinto beans , and usually i am not a big fan of it . Not long ago , i had a friend invited us to her house for dinner , we had fajita and she cooked charro beans on the side . It was very delicious , esp when you eat them with rice . And so i thought i better ask her how to make them . To my surprise , they’re quite easy to make . And it is a good source of protein , the extra meat that i added in here is optional , you can skip it totally , or add a little bit for extra flavoring .

Ingredients :

1 1/2 cup of pinto beans , rinse and drain

about 6 cups of water

5 garlic , minced

1 large onion , chopped

2 serrano peppers , chopped

3 slices of bacon

1. In a skillet , add little oil , add chopped bacon , cook til crispy . Then add in onion , serrano pepper , until it’s transculcent , then add garlic , cook another minute . Then set aside .

2. In a small pot , add in pinto beans and 6 cups of water , add the vegetable with bacon mixture . Bring to boil then simmer and cover with lid , about 1 hour or so , the beans will be tender when it’s ready .

charro beans

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