Charro Beans

Charro Beans

I have been making charro beans for family get togethers since luke and I have been married.  Just throw all of the ingredients into a pot and simmer for a couple hours and you have a side dish or main dish you can serve over rice! 

  • Cooking Method

    Prep Time: 15 mins

    Cook Time: 3 hours

    Cooking Method: Stove 

    Cooking Temp: Med-High 

  • Ingredients

    • 6 slices bacon or turkey bacon 
       
    • 1 large sweet onion, diced 
       
    • 3 cloves of garlic
       
    • 2 green peppers, diced 
       
    • 1 bunch of cliantro 
       
    • 4 Large Tomatoes 
       
    • 1 pound dried pinto beans
       
    • 3 TBS of chicken bouillon paste ( I use this a lot instead of chicken broth but you can use that if you have it on hand) 
       
    • 2 tsp of salt, if needed add more
       
    • 1-2 jalapenos, remove seeds for less heat
       
    • 1 TBS of olive oil
       
    • 1 can or bottle of beer ( I use whatever luke has on hand)
  • Directions

    1. Start by cutting up the bacon into about 1 inch pieces and placing into a pot that is set at about medium to medium high heat. Cook bacon with a tablespoon of olive oil just until it browns slightly.  
       
    2. After bacon has cooked a little throw in diced onions, green peppers, and garlic and saute just for a couple minutes.  Now throw in the diced tomatoes, jalepenos, cilantro, beer, beans, salt, pepper, and chicken boullion.  Cover everything with water and bring to boil. 
       
    3. Simmer for 2-3 hours or until beans are tender. 
       
    4. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.  

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