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Frijoles Charros in a decorative blue bowl topped with jalapeno slices.
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5 from 8 votes

Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros)

Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros) is a tasty and hearty stew made with bacon, hot dogs, and other meats. Deep with flavor that you will love to savor.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time32 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 435kcal


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 5 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/2 lb chorizo beef or pork
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 clove garlic finely diced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 cups pinto beans (cooked)
  • 2 cups bean broth (reserved from the beans)
  • 3 hot dogs sliced


  • Heat oil in a large stock pot.
  • Add the bacon. Cook until crispy.
  • Remove the cooked bacon from the pot. Set aside.
  • Drain the excess fat. Do not wash the pot.
  • In the same pot, cook the chorizo.
  • Drain any excess fat from the chorizo.
  • Return the bacon to the pot.
  • Add onion and jalapeno. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the diced tomato. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes have released their juices.
  • Add the garlic, salt, cooked beans, and the bean broth.
  • Stir to combine. Put a lid on the pot.
  • Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the hot dogs. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve with tortillas and enjoy!


Instead of bean broth, you can use beef broth, or 2 cups of water and ½ cube beef bouillon.
  • For a spicier Frijoles Charros, use 2 jalapenos.
  • For a less spicy dish, omit the jalapeno.
Optional toppings: Queso Fresco and crushed chicharrones.
Frijoles Charros will last up to 5 days in the fridge.
Frijoles Charros will last up to 6 months in the freezer.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 2206mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg