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 .
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 .