Mexican bean pot


  • Lard, salt pork or oil -- 2 tablespoons
  • Onion, chopped -- 1
  • Dried beans, any variety, rinsed and soaked overnight -- 2 cups
  • Salt -- 1 to 2 teaspoons


    step 1

    Heat the lard, salt pork or oil in a large saucepan over medium flame (the salt pork until it renders its fat). Add the onions and saute until just translucent.

    step 2

    Stir in the soaked beans and enough water to cover beans by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 to 2 hours, or until the beans are cooked through and tender. Add water as needed to keep the beans covered.

    step 3

    Near the end of the cooking time, stir in salt to taste.