Charro beans are a stewed pinto bean soup authentic to Mexican Cuisine. The pinto beans are flavored with bacon, chiles, spices, and vegetables. These beans are great as a side to any taco recipe! Store in a sealed container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 3 months.
- 1 pound dried pinto beans
- 6 ounces center cut reduced fat bacon, chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 jalapeno seeded and minced (optional)
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 3 cups water
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup of cilantro chopped
Servings: 1/2 cup
- Sort dried beans to remove debris. Using colander, rise well under cold running water.
- Set the cooker to sauté setting, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the cooker and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess fat. Leave remaining fat in pot.
- Add the onions and jalapeno (optional) into the cooker. Sauté stirring often, until the onions become translucent (2-3 minutes). Add the garlic and cook for no more than a minute.
- Press the keep warm/cancel button on the multifunction cooker. Stir in the beans, canned tomatoes with juices, broth, water, chili powder, black pepper, salt, bacon, and cilantro.
- Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 45 minutes. Release any pressure manually before opening lid.