Texas - Frijoles a la charra
The homesicktexan says - Give me a big, steaming bowl of charra beans, borracho beans or even plain, porky pinto beans and I will be delighted.
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- 6 c
- (already prepared) pinto beans still in its juice.
- 4 slice
- bacon chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 2 c
- fresh chopped tomatoes or one 14 oz. canned, diced tomatoes with sauce
- jalapenos, chopped
- chipotles in adobo, chopped
- 1 c
- chopped cilantro
1Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp.
2Add tomatoes, jalapenos, chipotles and cilantro to the skillet, and cook on medium for 10 minutes.
3Let tomato-bacon mixture cool, add one cup of bean juice (or water) and then puree.
4Stir puree into beans and let simmer together for 20 minutes.
5Alternatively, if you prefer a chunkier texture, you could skip the puree step and add the tomato-bacon mixture straight to the bean pot.