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Frijoles with Pinto Beans

User Rating 2 Star Rating (1 Review)



Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


  • 1 pound  pinto beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat or lard


Cover beans with water, add garlic, and simmer over low heat for about 1 1/2 hours. Add salt and bacon fat and continue cooking until beans are tender.

Serves 6.


See Also

Texas Bean Bake

Beef and Beans with Cheese

Savory Baked Beans with Bacon


User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
Not really authentic frijoles recipe, Member TexReefmonkey

Adding bacon to frijoles is kind of cheating. Anyone can make just about anything taste better with bacon. Traditional mexican beans, frijoles de la olla, are very simple - pinto beans, salt, water, garlic cloves, and epazote leaves.

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