Slow Cooker Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros)


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These authentic Mexican Charro Beans, Frijoles Charros, are a classic Mexican pinto bean dish that is packed with flavor from a combination of bacon, jalapenos, onion, garlic, and spices. Easy to make and so delicious!
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Slow Cooker Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros)
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What you need:

  • 1 lb dry pinto beans, rinsed and sorted
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced and seeded (or chipotle peppers)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth, boiling ( or vegetable broth)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
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Step 1 Chop the bacon slices into small pieces and saute until crispy in a small pan.
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Step 2 In your slow cooker, add the beans, onions, jalapeños, pepper, tomatoes, garlic, salt, cumin, and oregano.
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Step 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.
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Step 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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We hope you enjoy this delicious Slow Cooker Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros) recipe.
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