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Frijoles de Olla Beans from the Pot Recipe


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Frijoles de Olla Beans from the Pot Recipe brings dry pinto beans in water and lard or oil to a boil and then simmers before adding salt toward the end of cooking to create a delicious and tasty pinto bean dish.
Food Category:    Vegetables
Cuisine Origin:    Mexican
    • Servings:4
    • Calories per Serving:395
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  • 2 cups dry pinto beans
  • 8 to 10 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lard or oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste


  • Pick through and wash the beans. Do not soak.
  • Place beans, water, and lard in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the skins have begun to split (2 to 2 1/2 hours). Add the salt and continue to cook until the beans are very tender (about 30 minutes longer).
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