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charro beans - authentic mexican recipe



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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 90 minutes

Total: 110 minutes

Servings: 8

Cost: $4.79 /serving


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Step 1

Add the rinsed beans to a large pot with plenty of water, salt, and a small piece of onion.

Step 2

Let boil for about 1.5 hours, checking often to make sure that there is still enough water.

Step 3

Add the rinsed beans to a slow cooker with plenty of water, salt, and a small piece of onion.

Step 4

Turn the slow cooker on to high and heat for 3 hours.

Step 5

Add the bacon to a large pot and cook for about 5 minutes.

Step 6

Add the chorizo and continue cooking until cooked through.

Step 7

After about 5 minutes, add the ham, the beef franks, and the seasonings (including the garlic).

Step 8

Next, add the tomatoes, the cilantro, the onion, the jalapeno, and the chipotle pepper and cook for 5 additional minutes.

Step 9

Finally, add the cooked pinto beans and the water that they were cooked in and let boil for about 15 minutes so that all of the flavors can combine.

Step 10

If you want to thicken your charro beans, you can combine 2 tablespoons of corn starch with 1/4 cup of cold water and mix well before adding it to the pot.

Step 11

Serve hot as a side dish or on its own.

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