FRIJOLES EN OLLA
Tex-Mex style pinto beans.
This is known in Mexico as "frijoles en olla"!beans in the pot.
This is the basis for refried beans (frijoles refrito),
but we also like it as well as a side dish.
- 1 lb dried pinto beans
- 1 large onion,
- 3-4 bacon slices
- 1 Tbsp salt
Pick through the dried pinto beans to remove small rocks (processors never
seem to get rid of all of them).
Rinse beans well several times until
water runs clear and all grit is removed.
Place beans in a large pot
with enough water to reach 2/3's of the way up the pot. Bring water
to a boil and add 1 large quartered onion and 3-4 slices of bacon.
During the cooking process, the onion will become mush. This and the bacon
add real flavor to the beans.
Cook over low heat for 3-4 hours until
the beans are very soft and tender. Beans should just bubble, not boil,
during the cooking process.
During the first 90 minutes, stir and check
frequently. The beans absorb a large amount of water and you will have
to add some periodically to prevent burning.
during the last 30 minutes. Finished beans should have the consistency
of bean soup!which I guess this is.
no need to measure.
UCLA Comprehensive Epilepsy Project, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
Recipe last modified: 22 Dec 83
From: pam@cepu (Pam McGarvey)
Subject: RECIPE: Frijoles en olla
Date: 9 Jan 87 04:47:40 GMT
Organization: UCLA Comprehensive Epilepsy Project, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
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