Frijoles con Chorizo

Chorizo Beans

This simple yet delicioso dish of chorizo & pinto beans is a staple in every Mexican home. Master this recipe & unlock a world of delicious possibilities.



30min + 4 hours soak, 1.5hrs cooking

Cooking beans

  • 500g pinto beans
  • ½ onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp rock salt


  • 1⁄4 onion
  • 150g chorizo
  • 1 long green chilli
  • 120ml oil or pork lard

Cooking Instructions

Preparing Pinto Beans

  1. Clean the pinto (or your preferred) beans & soak them in water for at least 3 or 4 hours.
  2. Drain the soaked beans & place them in a pot with onion & garlic. Add enough water to cover the beans generously (we’ll cook them for about 1 & a half hours).
  3. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to simmer for 1 hour.
  4. After 1 hour, check if the beans need more water. If they do, add warm water (not cold) & salt. Let them cook for another 30 minutes.

Chorizo beans

  1. Dice the chilli & onion, then heat oil in a pan.
  2. Sauté the onion & chilli until the onion is slightly transparent, then add the chorizo & cook until browned.
  3. Once the chorizo is browned, add your preferred beans to the pan. Let everything cook together & simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. You have two options: either mash everything with a potato smasher or blend it. Taste & add more salt if needed.

¡Buen Provecho!

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