¡frijoles! Mexican Pinto Beans Recipe


  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 - 4 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1-2 tsp. ancho chile powder
  • 3 tsp. cumin powder (comino)
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 9 diced Roma (plum) tomatoes or one 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes.
  • 1 diced bell pepper or 1 cup frozen diced bell peppers
  • 3 cups dry beans


This Recipe Evolved From My Mother-in-law’s Frijoles Al Charro. She Makes Hers With Bacon To Flavor The Beans. I Usually Omit The Bacon, Especially When My Vegetarian Cousin Comes To Dinner. The Chipotle Powder Gives It A Nice Smokiness. It’s A Favori

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