Mexican Charro Beans
This classic Northern Mexican recipe uses bacon, jalapeno, cilantro, ham and Mexican beer to give a unique flavor to pinto beans.

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients
  • Cans of whole Pinto Beans 2 (19.8 ounce)
  • vegetable oil 1 tablespoon
  • white onion 1
  • tomatoes 1 pound
  • bunch of cilantro ½
  • jalapeno chiles 2
  • slices bacon 5
  • sliced deli ham 5
  • dark Mexican beer 1
  • salt 2 teaspoons

Preparation
  1. In an IMUSA stock pot, heat the oil.
  2. Add the bacon and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly crisp on medium high heat.
  3. Add onion along with the salt and cook for another 3 minutes or until the onions are transparent.
  4. Add the ham, chiles, tomatoes and cilantro and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the 2 cans of pinto beans and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the beer and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes.