Charro Beans

Charro Beans


Cook Time
20 min


  • 1 can 29 ounces pinto beans (or 4 cups of cooked pinto beans with own broth)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small chipotle chile from can well drained from sauce & finely chopped
  • 1 pound Eckrich Smoked Sausage , sliced 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 cup bacon bits or to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot over médium heat.
  2. Add the onion cook onion for about 2 minutes
  3. Add chipotle chili and stir
  4. Add sausage and brown carefully
  5. Add the beans and then the bacon bits, bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until a little thicker.
  7. Garnish with Chihuahua cheese and cilantro, if desired.