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Frijoles De La Olla - Beans

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“Another variation on a staple in our house - beans! You can fry these in a bit of olive oil or bacon fat the next day and top with cheese for round two and you may like them even better! I have read that cooking beans with tomatoes causes the beans to be tough. Tough or not, we thought they were really good! From A Taste of Mexico: Mexican, Southwest, and TexMex Favorites.”
3hrs 40mins
1 pot

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse beans and remove any debris.
  2. Place in a large pot and cover with water and all other ingredients except salt. Bring to a boil.
  3. Lower heat and cook slowly, loosely covered, about 2 hours then add the salt.
  4. Continue to cook, for an additional hour, adding additional hot water as needed until beans are tender and a rich sauce is formed . (Sometimes it may take a total of 4 hours or so depending on the age of the beans and the pot used).
  5. Beans should be neither too dry or too soupy.

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