Fried Beans Recipe


Cooking Time20 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Mexican beans/Pinto beans1 Pound, dried (Pink)
 Water6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Bacon fat/Ham fat /lard1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 612 Calories from Fat 240

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.1%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g50.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.3 mg

Sodium 1505.5 mg62.7%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.2%

Dietary Fiber 17.2 g68.9%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 26 g51.1%

Vitamin A Vitamin C 8.5%

Calcium 9.5% Iron 42.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash the beans and put in kettle.
Add the water (Unless beans are very old and hard, soaking is not necessary.)
Cook until tender but not mushy, for 2 hours or more; add the salt.
Melt the lard in a heavy pot (the Mexicans use a cazuela, a large earthenware pot with sloping sides and rounded bottom).
Then add the beans, a few at a time, mashing them with a spoon and adding a little of the bean liquid.
Continue until all the beans and liquid are used; then cook and stir until the mixture becomes thick.
Makes 6 servings.