Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Recipe! Charro beans

Last Thursday afternoon we drove up to Dallas to drop Trey & Emery off for the weekend. Joe's mom cooked dinner for us. Fajitas! YUM. She also made Charro beans from Sandra Lee's Semi Homemade cookbook. They were delicious. I try Charro beans from all of the Mexican restaurants we frequent. These were up there, restaurant style quality. I will be making them in the near future, seeing as how there is no bean soaking overnight...these were super duper easy!


  • 2 (16-ounce) cans pinto beans(recommended: Bush's)
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (recommended: Ro'tel)
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies (recommended: La Victoria)
  • 1/2 cup frozen diced onions (recommended: C&W)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic (recommended: Christopher Ranch)
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) Mexican beer (recommended: Negro Modelo)
  • 1/3 cup real bacon pieces (recommended: Hormel)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges


In a medium pot over medium-high heat, stir to combine all ingredients except the cilantro and lime wedges. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

1 comment:

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

I think I'm coming over for dinner ^ *lics lips*

With Love and Blessings,
Bleah Briann