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How to Make Charro Beans Soup /Receta de Frijoles a la Charra o Frijoles Charros

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Carne Asada and Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros) will show up together most of the time at an evening outdoor party in the Northeast region of the country where I am from. It just takes a couple of phone calls from relatives, friends or “compadres” to organize a plan to see who will bring in the steaks, drinks, salsas, guacamole, tortillas, onion and the charro beans pot. And if you add a cup or two of beer to the pot of Charro beans they become “Frijoles Borrachos”, drunken beans. Steak house restaurant will bring this soup to your table  before your meat dish without you even asking for it. The soup by itself is a hearty dish to have in a cold day.
Indoor Carne Asada
Here is a basic recipe the way I prepare Frijoles Charros in my kitchen, you can add other meats to the soup, that is what must cooks do, right? Personalize and adjust to your taste. Sometimes I add pork rinds or sliced  hot dogs sausages, too.

Frijoles Charros
6 cup of already cooked pinto beans with its broth **
¼ onion chopped
2 garlic cloves chopped
3 ½ oz. chorizo
3 ½ oz. bacon chopped
2 large tomatoes chopped ( about 2 1/2 cups)
2 Serrano peppers chopped
1 cup of cilantro chopped
Optional:
3 ½ oz. cooked ham chopped
Salt to taste
Note: Some cooks also add pork rinds in small pieces
** Cooking the beans
To cook the beans place 2 cups of dry beans, 1/4 of a medium white onion and 2 peeled garlic cloves and
8 cups of water in a large pot.  Cook for about 2 hours or a little bit longer until they are tender. Soaking the beans overnight will speed up this process. I usually use my pressure cooker and they are done in 30 minutes.Charro Beans-Frijoles Charros2
1. Place the beans and its broth in a large stock pot and set aside.
2. Fry the beacon and chorizo in a skillet at medium heat for about 10 minutes. If you prefer cook the bacon first until it gets crispy and remove the fat, then add the chorizo to cook with the bacon. I just like to cook them together. At this time add the ham or other meats if using them.
3. After 5 minutes add the onion, garlic and pepper and fry for 2 more minutes.
4. Stir in the Chopped tomato and cook, stirring occasionally for an additional 8 minutes.
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5. Once the tomato has released it juices stir in this mixture to the pot with the beans. And simmer for about 15 minutes, to blend the flavors.  Add water if necessary. The consistency shouldn’t be thick.
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6. Add salt to adjust taste and the chopped cilantro right before serving.
Serve in large bowls and warm tortillas.

This week sharing at Sunday Night Soup.

Provecho!

Mely

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35 comments:

  1. Oh boy Mely, you are the cook of all cooks. Ayeeeee mujer, everything looks so good. I want to come over and eat. This all sounds so great and looks so good. Awesome. You are my cup of cerveza!! tee hee. Take care and be well.

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  2. This looks delicious, Mely! I want some right now!

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  3. Yummy!!! aparte de tus recetas las fotos siempre te quedan divinas, todo se me antoja! :)

    Gracias por la idea de la carne asada dentro de casa, el frio no sera pretexto para seguir disfrutando de algo que normalmente se consume mas en verano, Ya me dio hambre.

    Saludos Mely ♥

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  4. Mmmm.... Mely, a mí mi suegra me enseñó a hacerlos pero son más sencillos, hay !! se me antoja todo lo que nos presentas hoy!!
    Saludos Mely y un beso!!

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  5. Mely, que maravilloso, con el frio que tengo ahora, esta sopa me vendría muuuuy bien.
    Por cierto, te envie a tu correo una invitacion al blog, ya que ahora no es público.
    besitos

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  6. These look fantastic, Mely! All of those meats and produce..I can almost taste them now =)

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  7. Ay pero que ricooo!!

    Me remontas a esas fiestas en el rancho de mi madrina, cuando vamos a comer carnes asadas, con nopalitos y cebollas, y no falta la tía que lleva la cazuela de frijoles de la olla que nos servimos en vasos desechables y comiendo con una cucharita... yummi!

    Me has hecho el día, saludos!

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  8. beauftiful, I cannot wait to make this... I love bean soups, and your Frijoles Charros is a little different than mine, much actually and I an just busting at the seams wanting to make it now (I have 3 soups already in the fridge), gonna have to wait until this weekend... thanks for your recipe... so glad to hear from you my friend

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  9. Hello Gloria and Prieta. I am glad you liked it.

    HOla Mario, Gracias por pasar a visitar.

    Hi, Drick, I am so glad to hear from you.

    Hola Ruth,

    Ya sabes uno a la mexicana improvisando.

    Que tal Pily, si verdad cada quien tiene su propia version. Saludos.

    Hola Gaby, si ya fui por alla. Gracias mil.

    Saludos,

    Mely

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  10. Mely, these are the best! Arriba Nuevo Leon. But when do you put in the cerveza? I usually split my Dos Equis between the beans and the cocinero!
    Felicidades.
    roberto

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  11. Hola Roberto,

    La cerveza se la agregas en los ultimos 10 minutos mas o menos en la ultima parte de la coccion.

    Saludos,

    Mely

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  12. What a feast this is - my stomach is growling!

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  13. Hello Belinda,

    It was a big feast. Nice to see you stopping by.

    Mely

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  14. Que deliciosos se ven esos frijolitos charros Mely, gracias por compartirnos tu rica receta, saludos lindo fin de semana.

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  15. This looks super tasty! I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here's a link with more information:

    http://easynaturalfood.com/2011/10/17/introducing-sunday-night-soup-night/

    I hope to see you there!
    Debbie

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  16. Querida Mely, así merito hago mis frijoles charros.Son tan buenos, tan ricos y te sacan tanto de apuros. De verdad que es una gran comida, gracias por recordarmelos a preparlos próximamente.
    Recibe un abrazote

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  17. Como se ve todo rico, como siempre por supuesto.

    Esa parrilla de carne con su chile serrano y cebollita toreada me la voy a soñar toda la noche.

    Qué bárbara!

    Un abrazo querida Mely.

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  18. Hi Mely,
    I could just eat at your house and be so happy. Carne Asada is one of my favorites and with your wonderful Charro Beans, wow that would be a perfect meal for me. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  19. Hola Norma,

    Que gusto siempre verte pasar por aqui.
    Saludos


    @ Hola Carmen, y con este clima se antojan, verdad?


    Hola Flavio,
    No sueñes, preparalos en proximo fin de semana.
    Un abrazo,

    Mely

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  20. @Easy naturalfood,
    Thanks for the invitation, great idea.


    @ Miz Helen
    Thanks as always for hosting every week.

    Mely

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  21. Hi Mely, thanks for sharing your delicious looking soup with Sunday Night Soup Night! I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!

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  22. This sounds sooooo good, Mely, I can't wait to try it. I am assuming the chorizo you are using is raw/uncured, correct?

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  23. Hello Chris,

    You are right the chorizo is my homemade chorizo. It is raw and uncured.

    I will love to see how you personalize this soup.

    Mely

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  24. Mmm, Mely, these look and sound so good! I don't use my pressure cooker often enough and I never thought to use it for beans! Next time I make beans, I will use it!

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  25. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

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  26. Your bean soup looks amazing, wish I would have seen this before I put mine in the crock-pot this morning.

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  27. Mely! También yo voy a soñar con esta parrillada deliciosa! Uy que antojo! Quierooo
    Como siempre tus fotografías maravillosas!


    Besos

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  28. Mely, this looks absolutely divine! Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope you are doing well.

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  29. Mmmm otro platillo típico en estas fechas y para una carne asada, me encanta, sólo que nosotros le ponemos cueritos de cerdo y salchicha, quitando el chorizo.... mmm

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  30. Hi, mely, just dropping a Hi, hope you are doing well have a nice day

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  31. I was looking for a good charro beans recipe. I discovered there are a few variations but finally decided on yours. I'm so glad I did because they were awesome! Thank you for sharing. This is definitely a keeper.

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    1. Hello Jewels1900,

      I am so glad this help you. Thanks you for your comment.

      Mely

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  32. This was great! My husband loved this and he's not a huge fan of beans. I'm not sure how I can go back to refried beans.

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    1. Glad to hear that Chris. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      Mely

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  33. I am making this recipe as we speak! I was looking for an authentic charro beans recipe and this fit the bill. Will update how it comes out

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