Make Chevys Fresh Mex Beans a la Charra Recipe at home tonight. With this Straight-From-the-Restaurant Recipe your Beans a la Charra will taste just like Chevys.
Photo by Chris Petrilli
Chevys Fresh Mex Beans a la Charra
A Chevys Fresh Mex Copycat Recipe
Chevys Fresh Mex has this to say about their delicious Bean a la Charra –
These “cowboy beans” have been on Chevys Fresh Mex menu right from the start.
They take tender pinto beans and simmer them with bacon and jalapeños. They are a great side to any Mexican or TexMex meal.
They cook up so nice and soupy that you can even serve them as a soup by puréeing some of the beans and stirring them back in, if you like.
Way back in the simpler days of the internet, restaurants were kind enough to share recipes on their new websites so that fans could enjoy their favorite dishes at home. Alton has spent hours tracking down these recipes. We are proud that we can help the restaurants share these vintage recipes with a whole new generation of fans.
Chevys Fresh Mex Beans a la Charra from 2010 is a Straight-From-the-Restaurant Recipe.
NOTE – This is a 2 day recipe.
Chevys Fresh Mex Beans a la Charra Recipe
- 3 cups dried Pinto Beans
- 3 quarts Water
- 6 slices about 8 ounces uncooked Bacon, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup diced Onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped Garlic
- 1/2 Jalapeño stemmed, seeded, and chopped
- 1 tablespoon Chile Powder
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- In a medium large stockpot, soak beans overnight in the water (to cover).
The Next Day
- Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 6 - 8 minutes.
- Add onion, garlic and jalapeño. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir in chile powder and cumin. Cook for 1 minute more.
- Add 1 cup of the soaking water from the beans while stirring and scraping the bottom of the skillet to loosen all the brown bits adhered to the pan.
- Add beans and remaining water. Bring to a rapid boil.
- Decrease heat to medium-low. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the beans are soft.
- When the beans are cooked through, add salt. Cook 1 to 2 more minutes.
- Keep warm until ready to serve. Or cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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Photo of Pinto Beans is by Chris Petrilli and is used by permission under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) License. Thank you, Chris. Great Picture. Photos may be “representative” of the recipe and not the actual finished dish. All photo licenses listed were correct at the time of the posting of the page. Recipe from Chevy’s Website, circa 2008, “Chevy’s Recipes” Page by way of the Wayback Machine on the Internet Archive. Way back when the internet was new, restaurants often shared recipes on their brand-new websites so that fans could enjoy their favorite dishes at home. Alton has spent hours tracking down these recipes on old webpages – so that we can help the restaurants share them with a whole new generation of fans. Recipe Information Courtesy of Chevys Fresh Mex website, circa 2008. Additional Information Courtesy of Wikipedia and is used by permission.
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