Frijoles Charros

Sue Cranberry

Bogotá, Cundinamarca, CO


Mexican Cowboy Beans} or Charro beans are an emblematic dish of Mexican cuisine, especially in the northern region of the country. The original recipe dates back to the 1920s, when Mexican charros (cowboys) would gather at fairs and festivals, and share a meal prepared in large pots over a fire. The meal consisted of a mixture of beans, meat, and vegetables cooked together in a cast iron pot.