frijoles charros

/free-HOH-lehs CHAHR-rohs/

Although charros original meant Mexican horsemen, as Mexicans travelled to Texas and worked the ranches there, this term came to mean cowboy, and these are the tradtional cowboy beans of the American Southwest, traditionally made with pinto beans and some sausage, often chorizo for flavour. Like Boston beans, these benefit from long slow cooking. These were served with rice and cornbread.