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“These are great on a cold night for dinner. While this recipe is for being doen on the stove top, I've often done it in the crockpot. I just don't saute everything, but throw it all into the crock, including the already fried bacon. Aso, when I use the crockpot, I'll often substitute out the can of beans for a multi-bean pack that I'll soak overnight (start them out in hot water) before I cook them in the crockpot. This was adapted from a recipe by Ingrid Hoffman on Food Network's Simply Delicioso.”

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  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the bacon and fry until crispy, about 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, discard all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat.
  4. Add the bay leaves, oregano, cumin, onions, chile, tomatoes and beans to the skillet.
  5. Cook the beans on a low flame for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve in hot bowls.

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