Healthy Charro Beans
Charro beans are a tasty side dish served in just about every Austin Tex-Mex restaurant. They will also make a satisfying main dish served with warm corn tortillas or even cornbread.
- Fry bacon; remove and drain on paper towels. Drain all but 2 tablespoons drippings from skillet.
- Over medium-low heat, sauté onion and tomatoes in pan drippings until onion is transparent. Add the poblano and minced garlic and cook another 3 minutes. Add beans to pan, mixing well. Add chicken broth and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Before serving, add the chopped cilantro. (If you want your beans to be soupier, add a little more chicken broth.)
- Makes 6 servings.
Note: If you want your Charro beans to be completely meatless, omit the bacon and sauté the vegetables in 2 tablespoons of olive or canola oil.
Prep time: 20 Min; Cooking time: 30 Min; Total time: 50 Min
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell