Real Mexican FrijolesFrom elgourmand 5 years ago
- • 1 1/2 - 2 cups pinto beans, (Mexican: "Frijoles pintos"), You can use Red or Kidney if you have to. shopping list
- • 10-12 cups water shopping list
- • ham hock, or some bacon or bacon grease, or a chunk of fat meat shopping list
- • 3 bay leaves shopping list
- • Several hot dry red chilies like tepine, pico de gallo, pequin or Tabasco shopping list
- • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed. shopping list
- • 1 Tbs. dry leaf oregano shopping list
- • 1 tsp. whole cumin seed, crushed a bit shopping list
- • Good grind black pepper shopping list
- • 1-4 Tbs. pure ground red Chile powder shopping list
- • 1 tsp. vinegar shopping list
How to make it
- 1. To a large sauce pan - about the size of a pressure cooker add: 1 1/2 - 2 cups pinto beans, (Mexican: "Frijoles pintos") 10-12 cups water
- 2. Wash frijoles well after picking out rocks etc. Soak all of above overnight, then bring slowly to a simmer. (A faster way is to bring all of above slowly to a simmer, turn off heat and let sit for an hour or two, stir, drain, refill with water, then bring slowly back to simmer.)
- 3. Add ham hock, or some bacon or bacon grease, or a chunk of fat meat, 3 bay leaves, several hot dry red chilies like tepine, pico de gallo, pequin or Tabasco, cloves of garlic, 1 Tbs. dry leaf oregano, 1 tsp. whole cumin seed, crushed a bit, Good grind black pepper, 1-4 Tbs. pure ground red chili powder, 1 tsp. vinegar.
- 4. Simmer frijoles very slowly for several hours until beans are very tender. Add water as needed to maintain level and stir gently occasionally so they don't stick. When beans are quite tender, remove from heat and stir in:
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. sugar, bit of salt.
- Note: Don't add salt until frijoles are done, it will make them tough. For “the real thing” frijoles refritos, fry up some beans and their juice in a bit of grease, mashing the beans and stirring them around until they are quite dry. Don't scorch.
- Okay, which of you graciosos has the tortillas, salsa picante and cervesa?
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Thank-you so much for this "5"FORK!!!!!
recipe for the "REAL THING"~ Bean-Wise~!
ALL the ingredients create the 'Unique'
Mexican 'Frijoles'~ In my humble opinion
the little' Pinto Bean' is the Best for
this recip...moremjcmcook in Beach City loved it
Pinto Pinto...giddy up! Sounds like a great recipe for frijoles. Will try on my next Mexican night~
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