I need a recipe for frioles!!!


I need a recipe for frioles! I will be serving about 50 in early September, so I need it quick!

Thanks in advance for the help,


Do you mean ‘Frijoles’ like in mexican prepared beans ?

Frijoles Guisados (Pinto Beans)

You will have to increase the quanties to serve the number of friends you are having over.

2 cups Pinto Beans, cleaned & washed
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons Fat (oil, lard, or shortening,ect.)
Chicken broth
Cheese, grated
Tomato paste
1/2 cup tomato juice

Clean the pinto beans in water, about 3 - 4 times until the water is somewhat clear. Let the beans soak in water about 4 hours or overnight. Add beans & water into a stock pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer & cook for 4 hours uncovered. If using a pressure cooker, cook for 1 hour. When beans are done, add salt to taste. Heat 2 tablespoons fat & add to beans; mash slightly with potatoe masher.

For extra flavor, sprinkle a little grated cheese over them & place in oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese melts.

Also by adding 1 tablespoon tomato paste OR 1/2 cup tomato juice gives beans a very good flavor. I have also used 2 cups of chicken broth with the beans & water for a little extra flavor.

You also may want to try the quanties listed above & flavorings prior to your friends coming over and adjust flavors accordlingly. Enjoy :lol:

You may only wish to find a recipe for beans, but I have a fantastic recipe of Cuban orgin for “Frijoles Colorados” (or Brown Beans). The end result is almost stew-like in appearance, very aromatic and flavorful.

4 - 6 slices bacon (fry crisp, break into small pieces - reserving grease)
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 Chorizo cut into chunks
If available, use vacuum sealed type Chorizo found in
supermarket, usually near the ‘Slim Jims’. They have
a firmer texture, seem to have less fat and better
flavor for this dish than the fresh variety. (Sorry, I can’t
remember the brand name - yellow packaging, I think.)
1 - 2 cups baked ham chunks (approx. 1/2" thick)
1/4 cup cooking wine or sherry
1/2 - 3/4 cup tomato sauce
2 cans small red kidney beans
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 - 1 cup water as needed
1 large or 2 medium potatoes cut in small chunks

  • Optional vegetables such as peas, corn etc. may be added as desired.

Step 1: Make Sofrito - sauteing pepper, onion and garlic in bacon grease
~ 3 minutes or until onion becomes opaque.
Step 2: Add chorizo and ham - stir into sofrito, simmer 5 minutes
Step 3: Add kidney beans, wine, tomato sauce, s & p; simmer 20 minutes
Step 4: Add potatoes and allow to cook through

Sauce consistency should become thicker ~ stew-like ~ as potatoes cook. Add water or more wine if sauce gets too thick.

Step 5: Prepare rice using 2 cups water for every cup of rice.

Serve over rice; tossed salad and Cuban bread on the side.

Serves approximately 4 adults as a main course.