Texas - Frijoles a la charra

Texas - Frijoles A La Charra

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This recipe has been placed here for play in Culinary Quest - Texas, found at Homesicktexan.com.

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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4 - 6
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 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
  • 3
    jalapenos, chopped
  • 2
    chipotles in adobo, chopped
  • 1 c
    chopped cilantro

How to Make Texas - Frijoles a la charra


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp.
  2. Add tomatoes, jalapenos, chipotles and cilantro to the skillet, and cook on medium for 10 minutes.
  3. Let tomato-bacon mixture cool, add one cup of bean juice (or water) and then puree.
  4. Stir puree into beans and let simmer together for 20 minutes.
  5. Alternatively, if you prefer a chunkier texture, you could skip the puree step and add the tomato-bacon mixture straight to the bean pot.

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About Texas - Frijoles a la charra

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Texas Beans

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