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Hacienda Colorado-style Beans Ala Charra Recipe

January 22nd, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2lbsdried pinto beans
  2. 3quartswater
  3. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  4. 3/4lbsmoked bacon
  5. 1largewhite onion, diced
  6. 1/2-1teaspoonsalt
  7. 1/2teaspoongarlic powder
  8. 2cupsdiced tomatoes
  9. 3tablespoons choppedfresh cilantro
  10. 1-2dropliquid smoke

DIRECTIONS

  1. Sort beans and remove any debris.
  2. Add beans to water in pressure cooker.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Soak overnight.
  5. Add the rest of the salt to taste, bacon, onion, and garlic powder.
  6. Pressure cook beans until tender, but firm.
  7. Cooking times will vaary with altitude, but 15-20 minutes on a medium rock will cook them well.
  8. Run cool water over pressure cooker lid before removing lid.
  9. Wait for vents to drop before rotating the lid from the pot.
  10. Add tomatos and cilantro.
  11. Stir and simmer on low until heated through.
  12. Add liquid smoke, if desired.

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