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    Frijoles Charros

    Source of Recipe

    Master Chef Don Easley

    Recipe Introduction

    Servings: 12
    Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

    List of Ingredients

    4 ounces bacon
    1/4 cup green bell pepper
    1/4 cup red bell pepper
    1/2 cup onion, chopped
    3 cloves garlic
    10 cups chicken stock
    3 cups puréed tomatoes
    2 tablespoons ham base
    1/2 ounce puréed chipotle peppers
    1 tablespoon cayenne
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    Hot pepper sauce, to taste
    2 pounds dry pinto beans


    Render 4 ounces of bacon in stockpot; add green and red bell pepper and chopped onion; sauté 5 minutes; add 3 garlic cloves, chicken stock, puréed tomatoes, ham base, puréed chipotle peppers, cayenne, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to taste; add 2 pounds dry pinto beans. Bring all to a boil, lower heat and simmer, covered, about 1 1/2 hours, adding chicken stock if needed.




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