Frijoles De La Olla Recipe

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  • 350 gm Black beans
  • 1 x Lg onion, stuck w/8 cloves
  • 4 Tbsp. Bacon drippings or possibly oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 x Epazote leaves, or possibly a big handful of minced fennel tops, the feathery part
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh grnd black pepper Queso nuevo or possibly fetta crumbled Minced fresh coriander Pickled jalapenos, sliced Grilled spring onions*


  1. Clean beans throughly. Cover the beans in boiling water, bring back to the boil and boil hard for 5 mins. Let stand for 2 hours. and drain.
  2. Pour 2 3/4 quarts. boiling water over the beans and add the onion, fat, and bring to a very gentle boil. Simmer over low heat for 1-2 hours. till tender. Just before the end of cooking, add in the herbs and salt. Throw away the onion, puree a c. of the beans with their liquid and stir back into the beans in the pot to thicken. Serve in little bowls topped with the crumbled cheese and other toppings.
  3. Black beans are served in Oaxaca with scrambled Large eggs, chillies and tomatoes as a rustic breakfast.
  4. * A delicious side dish often served in Oaxaca is whole green onions which had been brushed wit oil and then chargrilled till slightly blackened around the edges, to be dipped in course salt.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 139g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 445  
Calories from Fat 143 32%
Total Fat 16.0g 20%
Saturated Fat 5.07g 20%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 882mg 37%
Potassium 1356mg 39%
Total Carbs 57.79g 15%
Dietary Fiber 13.9g 46%
Sugars 3.29g 2%
Protein 19.28g 31%
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