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Frijoles Charros - Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans in Twenty Minutes

Frijoles Charros (Cowboy Beans) is a rustic, soupy stew of pinto beans, simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce with bacon and chile. An authentic Mexican dish, it gets its name from the traditional Mexican horsemen called charros, who cooked their frijoles a la charra on the range, over an open fire.

Here we create the same delicious effect much more quickly, with tender, canned GOYA® Pinto Beans. Enjoy this chipotle-spiced, open-air feast at your own table tonight!

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 min.

Total time: 30 min.


½ lb. bacon cut in ½-inch pieces

1 cup onion, diced

1 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic or 2 cloves garlic, minced

1 rounded tbsp. GOYA® Recaito

1 Chipotle Chile from 1 can (7 oz.) GOYA® Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce, or to taste

1 packet Sazón GOYA® without Annatto

1 can (8 oz.) GOYA® Tomato Sauce

1 packet GOYA® Chicken Bouillon

2 cups water

2 cans (15.5 oz. each) GOYA® Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed

GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper to taste


1. In a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until browned. Drain off all but 1 tbsp. of fat.
2. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent.
3. Stir in recaito, chipotle, sazón, tomato sauce, bouillon, water and beans and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until thick, but still soupy, stirring occasionally. Season with adobo.

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