Frijoles de la Olla Recipe

Cooked pinto beans / Frijoles cocidos.
Cooked pinto beans / Frijoles cocidos.

Duration: 30 mins

Recipe how my mom taught me to make Frijoles de la Olla.


  • 1lb Pinto Beans.
  • Crock Pot.
  • 10 cups of water.
  • 4 cloves of garlic.
  • Quarter of an onion, chopped in big chunky pieces.
  • Half of 1/3 cup of salt.
  • Three fingers pinch of Oregano. Crush it up.


  1. Sort through the beans and pick out the dirty ugly beans.
  2. Rinse the beans in a drain pan.
  3. Add the beans into the crock pot.
  4. Add the 10 cups of water.
  5. Add the garlic cloves.
  6. Add the onion pieces.
  7. Add the salt.
  8. Add the crushed up Oregano.
  9. Stir it all up.
  10. Set the Crock Pot to Low if you're leaving it over night for 10hrs. It's what I do.

When you check them, make sure they are at a tender feel when you squeeze them with your fingers. Not mushy at all! Kind of like cooking potatoes nice and tender poke with a fork.

A pound of Pinto Beans is what I cook for my mom and me and usually lasts about an entire week. It's so delicious with breakfast when they come out of the crock pot!