One of my favorite recipes for when we have a couple of busy days ahead. So easy to throw together when everyone is going 10 different directions and eating at all times. I start it on the stove and then add to a crock pot for the rest of the day to continue cooking.
- 2 lbs. of dried pinto beans
- 1 pound of cubed pork steak or pork stew meat
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 cups of chicken broth
- 1 package of flour tortillas
- salt and pepper to taste
- shredded cheese
- candied jalapeños
- cilantro, minced
Rinse and clean pinto beans in a large pot, drain into a colander. In a large pot on the stove heat approximately 4 cups of water and 3 cups of chicken broth. Just be sure there is enough liquid to cover the beans and then some. Bring water and beans to a slow boil. Turn the heat down to a rolling low simmer. You can put a lid on the pan, you just don’t want to boil the beans dry, stir as needed. When beans are half done add them and liquid to a heated crock pot. Add cubed pork, garlic, salt, and pepper. Have crock pot on high with the lid on. Add the liquid a little at a time as needed. When pork starts breaking apart and beans become easily smashed and the liquid becomes absorbed, turn off heat and serve. The last hour or so take the lid off so the will liquid steam off. stirring as needed to keep beans from sticking.
We heat the flour tortilla in a skillet, (we buy our tortillas from a grocery in the city where they make them fresh every day), spread some beans around add some cheese, chopped candied jalapeños, cilantro, salsa and then roll it up. Full of flavor and fills your tummy!