Pappasito's Cantina Frijoles a la Charra

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds pinto beans, uncooked
1 gallon cold water
3/4 pound bacon pieces, chopped into 1-inch squares
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped fine
4 tablespoons plus 1/8 cup cilantro, chopped fine
1 cup white onions, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 gallon cold water
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
2 cups Roma tomatoes, chopped


Soak beans in 1 gallon cold water for 8 hours. Drain when ready to use.

In a 2 gallon heavy pot cook the bacon pieces until well done. Do not undercook the bacon. Add 1/2 cup chopped garlic, 3 tablespoons cilantro and the chopped onions to hot bacon. Cook until onions are transparent. When onions are ready, add beans, cumin and chili powder. Stir and add 1/2 gallon cold water. Turn heat to medium low. Add salt and stir. Cook beans slowly until fork tender (approximately 1 hour), stirring constantly to avoid burning.

Add tomatoes, remaining garlic and cilantro. Serve.

>> Restaurant Recipes


Maricopa, Arizona

Never closed!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Recipe Goldmine has been online since August 1999. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations. You will find everything from regional American favorites to recipes from around the world.