Are you looking for a different side dish to go with your Mexican meals? Or maybe you want a side dish that eats more like a meal? This bean recipe is loaded with flavor and sure to be a hit in your home.
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What is Frijoles Charros?
Frijoles charros are pinto or favorite beans stewed in garlic, onion, tomatoes, peppers along with whatever other ingredients that cook may want to add. Sausage is even sometimes added or ham, pork, or chorizo.
What type of beans is used to make Frijoles Charros?
Pinto beans are most commonly used on this dish.
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What do you serve with Frijoles Charros?
Frijoles charros is a great side dish for any Mexican meal. You could pair this with your favorite shredded beef and rice. If you add meat to the dish, you could eat it on its own. This side dish is very hearty.
What are the ingredients to make frijoles charros?
To make this frijoles charros you are going to need the following ingredients:
- Olive oil
- Garlic cloves
- Fire-roasted tomatoes
- Bay leaf
How to make frijoles charros
Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make frijoles charros. All you have to do is follow the steps below:
Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. add the bacon and cook until the bacon begins to brown. Make sure to stir often so not burn the bacon.
Add the onion and cook for 5 more minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the garlic and jalapeño and sauté for 1 minute. Be careful not to burn your garlic.
Add the fire roasted tomatoes and bay leaf and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
Stir in the beans and cover again, cook for 10 more minutes or until the broth is thick. As the ingredients cook, the flavors will combine. If you have leftovers, the beans will be even better the next day.
Remove the bay leaf and add the cilantro.
Your frijoles charros is ready to serve!
Frijoles Charros Recipe
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- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 7 Strips bacon, chopped
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 2 Garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Jalapeño, minced
- 1 1/2 Cups fire-roasted tomatoes
- 3 Cups beans, cooked (any beans)
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until the bacon begins to brown.
Add the onion and cook for 5 more minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the garlic and jalapeño and saute for 1 minute.
Add the fire-roasted tomatoes and bay leaf and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the beans and cover again. Cook for 10 more minutes or until the broth is thick.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 732mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 7gSugar: 13gProtein: 11g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.