Mike was able to take the day off yesterday, so we made the most of it-a trip to Home Depot for some new plants and items for home improvement, and lunch out with my daughter. For supper, we found some great pork chops. We also had been saving a jar of homemade BBQ sauce that one of the State Troopers had made. The combination made for some really good grilled pork. I'm hoping the Trooper will share his sauce recipe with me soon...I really need it.
I had made these beans the day before and they were even better today.
Frijoles a la Charra:
Cook a pot of pinto beans (1 1/2 to 2 pounds) after washing and soaking the beans. Drain.
Cover the beans with several inches of water and cook until tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
a medium onion, chopped
2 cloves chopped garlic
several slices of chopped bacon
1 can of Rotel tomatoes with chilis
a small handful of chopped, fresh cilantro
Simmer the beans for several hours, adding hot water if needed, until they are thick and creamy.