Frijoles de Olla

Frijoles de Olla


"Pinto beans are cooked simply in this classic recipe. Make a batch for your next fiesta!"


3 h 5 m servings 196 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 596 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Measure water and lard into a large pot. Bring to a boil and add beans. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Season with salt and continue cooking until tender, about 30 more minutes.
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  1. 27 Ratings


This is very similar to how I cook beans which I use for all my "bean" recipes; chili, refried beans, burritos, etc. Rather than posting another similar recipe on this site, these are the slight...

This is the only way that pinto beans should be cooked. This recipe appears to be identical to the one my family uses (in their head). In place of lard, we usually use cubed pieces of salt pork,...

Brown beans are a inexpensive, simple meal topped with chopped onion and paired with cornbread. You can speed up the process by using a pressure cooker at 15lbs for about 30 to 45 minutes. Als...

This same recipe can be cooked in a pressure cooker. If you soak the beans and use natural release, the beans can be cooked in 1 to 3 minutes!! If you use the quick release method of steam, coo...

I was always taught to soak the beans first in water overnight. After soaking, I cook these in a crockpot with salt pork. I cut the salt pork into ~ 1/3" strips and fry the salt pork for a bit...

I haven't tried this, but I wanted to say that it seems much like the recipe that Taco Bell used back in the late 1980's. We'd put 13 lbs. of Pinto beans, 1 lb. lard, about a cup of salt and 4 ...

This was the ONLY way I was taught to make my frijoles de olla.

I made these tonight to have for meals tommorrow Mine looked more like the pic. by Acacandy. The problem I had was I thought they were "super salty." I wish I would have done 1/2 the salt and ad...

I was surprised at how tasty this turned out. I did use bacon grease instead of the lard. This is a very simple recipe to do and can be easily adapted to personal tastes. This one's a keeper!