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186
Calories 
33g
Carbs 
7g
Fat 
16g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Frijoles charros, which means Cowboy beans, are a typical Mexican bean dish usually made with ham hocks, bacon, and chroizo and infused with chiles, onions, and garlic to create a deep, rich, delicious flavor. They are a dish that my boyfriend constantly searches for on menus all over town, and that until this batch, I couldn’t quite get right. However, I finally developed a recipe that is both lightened up for me and reminds him of the beans he used to eat in Mexico City. To lighten it up, I only used bacon and infused a lot of additional flavors with garlic, jalapenos, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices. These beans are stew like and are delicious as a side dish or served over brown rice for a yummy rice and beans. I like to serve mine with some fresh chopped cilantro on top.

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Frijoles Charros or Mexican Cowboy Beans

2
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

10
  • 1 lb dry pinto beans, rinsed and sorted
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 2 U jalapenos, diced and seeded
  • 3 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 U tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 U pieces bacon
  • 1 U green pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth, boiling ( or vegetable broth)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2/3 cup (213g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186
Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 387mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 3g
Protein 16g

Directions

  1. Chop the bacon slices into small pieces and saute until crispy in a small pan.
  2. In your slow cooker, add the beans, onions, jalapenos, pepper, tomatoes, garlic, salt, cumin, and oregano.
  3. Cover the beans with about 6 cups of boiling chicken or vegetable broth. You could also use water but I like the additional flavor of broth. Make sure the water is boiling – this essentially eliminates the need to soak the beans overnight and is a good trick when cooking beans in the crockpot.
  4. Add in the crispy bacon and the bacon drippings from the pan. Stir together and cook on low for 6-8 hours until beans are soft and tender.
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Notes

Tip: These beans are delicious just as is, but also make a great refried bean. Simply mash together and reheat in a pan for a quick and simple refried bean that is full of flavor.

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