Frijoles Charros

Frijoles Charros

2 onions, minced
2 tablespoons lard
3 cups cooked pinto beans
6 slices bacon, minced
1 slice ham, diced (optional)
1/2 cup chorizo or hot Italian sausage
1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes, drained and chopped
6 serrano chiles, minced, or to taste
1 tablespoon cumin
Salt, to taste

Add onions and lard to pinto beans and cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In another skillet, fry bacon, ham (if using) and chorizo. Add to beans with tomatoes, chiles and spices. Heat thoroughly.

Makes 5 to 6 cups.


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