Recipe for Charros Beans with a Twist


1/2 lb pinto beans (uncooked)

2 roma tomatoes (diced)

1/2 small yellow sweet onion (diced)

5 strips of bacon (diced)

2 serrano peppers (minced)

1/4 cup of cilantro (minced)

1 tbs salt

1 tbs black pepper

sour cream

Place pot on the stove and fill it up halfway with water and dump the pinto beans in. Be sure to wash the pinto beans before putting them in the pot. Turn the burner up to a medium heat. Be sure to start this first about 1 hour before starting the rest of the meal to make sure the beans are soft enough. Beans must be boiling for at least an hour. Then turn another burner on medium heat and place a skillet on the burner. Put the diced up strips of bacon in the skillet and brown the bacon to personal preference. Once browned then add the onions and serrano peppers. Let the onions simmer until they become translucent, then add the tomatoes. Once the vegetables and bacon are ready, then add to the pinto beans. Be sure to strain the grease out before adding it to the beans. Then add the cilantro, salt, and black pepper. Let the beans and everything cook for about 10 minutes and then add the sour cream. Add as much or little as you want, but be sure to add the sour cream. It makes a big difference in the flavor.

Serve warm. Serves 3 – 4 people.

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