Frijoles de Olla (Beans cooked in a pot)

Frijoles de Olla (Beans cooked in a pot)

1 lb. (2 to 3 cups) pinto beans

12 C. hot water

onion, sliced

6 slices bacon, chopped, or 1 ham bone (optional)

1 t. salt

Rinse beans and check for small stones. Put beans in a large pot and cover with hot water. Add onion and bacon or ham bone and bring to a boil. As soon as the beans come to a boil, lower heat and simmer, covered 2 to 3 hours, until they are just tender but not soft. Do not stir.

Add salt and simmer another 30 minutes.

Recipe makes 10 servings.


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