Easy Cowboy Beans (Frijoles Charros)

Easy Cowboy Beans (Frijoles Charros)

Nancy

"This is a tasty, zesty side dish that can easily become a main meal. Serve soupy with warm flour tortillas or crusty bread, crumble corn bread on top, or scoop up with tortilla chips. Like mac and cheese, it's a great comfort food. It is easy to make because it doesn't require constant attention and is good for everything from a family meal to a football party. It can easily be doubled. Check flavor before serving and alter seasonings to taste if necessary. Top with more onion and cilantro as desired. If there are any leftovers, they hold up well and taste great the next day."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 194 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 913 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This dish can also be made in a slow cooker.
  • One-half cup beer (dark Mexican beer like Negra Modelo(R) or Dos Equis(R) if possible) can be added to make borrachos (drunken beans).
  • Bacon and/or sausage can be added to make a heartier version.
  • Substitute 1 teaspoon minced garlic from the jar for fresh garlic cloves if desired.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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My husband loved it! When I make it again, and I will, I will make it milder somehow because it was too spicy-hot for those in my family who do not enjoy spicy food. Thank you for posting a quic...

I've doubled, tripled, even quadrupled this recipe many times for my family and for large groups. I'm able to buy the really large cans of pinto beans and Rotel tomatoes where I live, which mak...

These are so easy to make and so tasty. Gave them a fairly healthy shot of Trader Joe's Chili Pepper Sauce, and they had just the right amount of heat for us. Followed the recipe except for the...

Super easy and great flavor- I did add half a bottle of beer and let this simmer for several hours before serving.

This is an amazingly simple but flavorful recipe. I make this very often at my home. I always add about two cups of chicken broth to make it more of a soup and extend what I have made. This make...

i made it but substituted the ham for smoked bacon for a different flavor. really good loved it.

Easy side for Mexican food. I omit the ham and use seasoning salt instead. We don't typically like pinto beans but prepared this way is delicious!

Excellent 'last minute' bean recipe. Super easy. As others have noted, use mild RO-TEL tomatoes if you want to tone down the heat. With that said, I thought the regular RO-TEL had just the ri...

I added fresh jalapeño and a can of white kidney beans. Yum.

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