“Frijoles a la charra” is a very common dish made in Mexico. These beans are served at birthday parties, quinceñeras, and backyard bbq’s. Traditionally this dish is made with pork products; sausage and pork skins or bacon and pork skins. In our household however, we don’t eat pork products so we make it with beef products. We also omit the jalapeño that is usually included since our little ones eat it as well.
*our super awesome and very loved nanny was the chef for this recipe ;)
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 6.5 hours on “High” in a 6 qt. crock pot
- one 32 oz bag of pinto beans (although our nanny did not use the entire bag)
- two cans of 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
- one package of beef sausage
- one package of beef bacon
- a small bundle of cilantro
- one large yellow onion
The beans we used.
A close up of the sausage and bacon we used.
All the ingredients together.
- Spread out the beans and separate any possible stones that may have been left behind in the bag.
So easy even two toddlers can do it ;)
2. Rinse the beans. 2-3 rinses is usually enough.
3. Add the beans to the crockpot.
4. Add 8 cups of purified water.
5. Rinse the cilantro.
6. Chop the cilantro.
7. Chop the onion.
8. Add the onions and cilantro to the crockpot.
9. Chop the bacon.
10. Cut up the sausage.
11. Add the bacon and sausage to the crockpot.
12. Add both cans of tomato to the crockpot.
13. Stir all the ingredients together.
14. Cook on high for 6 hours. Then add a spoonful of salt. Then let cook for another 30 minutes.
15. The finished result.
16. Make some quesadillas and dinner is served! Enjoy :)