Easy ‘Charro’ Beans

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  • Published Jul 25th
  • Ready In55m
  • Servings10
  • Calories458
Mexican 'pork and beans' recipe. If you like, top with lime, green onion, salsa, cheese, and sour cream, even pork rinds.

Easy ‘Charro’ Beans Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy ‘Charro’ Beans for 10 servings:

  • 1/2 pound bacon strips
  • 1/2 cup bacon drippings
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham, diced
  • 1/4 pound chorizo sausage, crumbled
  • 5 (16 ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 whole chipotle pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, pricked with a fork

Easy ‘Charro’ Beans Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook40m
  • Ready In55m

To cook Easy ‘Charro’ Beans, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy ‘Charro’ Beans is about 40 minutes , and you can serve your Easy ‘Charro’ Beans within 55 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy ‘Charro’ Beans easily:

  1. 1 Fry bacon strips in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels. Reserve 1/2 cup bacon drippings.
  2. 2 Place drippings in a large pot, and warm over medium heat. Fry onions until light brown. Stir in ham and chorizo. Reserve 1 cup of beans, and add the rest to the pot, along with the chipotle and garlic.
  3. 3 Mash the reserved beans, then add to the pot. Simmer beans until thick and soupy, about 30 minutes. (If the beans become too dry, stir in water). Remove chipotle and garlic, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 458 calories; 25.4 grams of fat; 36.7 grams of carbohydrates; 21 grams of protein; 42 milligrams of cholesterol; 1298 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 15th 2011

    I modified this recipe to fit what I had and our taste. I used 6 strips of bacon 1/2 pound jalepeno sausage cut in 1/4" slices 1 pound of dried pinto beans 1 poblano pepper 1/2 bunch of cil ...

  2. May 19th 2010

    While I like this recipe, I made a few changes. Starting with fresh pintos, and omitting the bacon. instead I used pork sausage and chorizo for the flavor. Also added jalapenos, cilantro, a ...

  3. Jul 16th 2009

    Fantastico! A friend served this with ribs at a cookout and I memorized the different tastes and came to this site and did an ingredient search. Viola... Charro Beans! The only difference ...

  4. Feb 7th 2008

    Nummy! These turned out just delicious. The changes I made to the recipe were minor. After frying the bacon I cooked the onion and sausage in the same pan and then added all the ingredien ...

  5. Feb 11th 2007

    I always make refried beans, but this was an awesome recipe. All I did was in the evening, I used dried beans in a crockpot, added all the ingredients, except the whole garlic cloves (I use ...

  6. Aug 27th 2006

    FANTASTIC! I used well seasoned ground beef instead of chorizo & I omitted the ham...going w/ a thick cut bacon instead. I added chicken broth when it ran dry, instead of water & let ...

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  8. Apr 10th 2006

    I added 2 cups of chicken broth to this because I was looking for more of a soup type meal and it turned out really well.

  9. Jun 10th 2005

    These beans are excellent, similar to a restaurant favorite. I used dry beans, used fresh bacon, cut it in small bits and put in the pot with dry beans at start of cooking. I cooked choriz ...