Recipe for Frijoles – Beans




This recipe for frijoles (beans) was the first meal I cooked for my husband when we were newlyweds – I was craving comfort food and kind of missing home. I thought it would be a simple meal for us since I was still unpacking and making “his” house “our” house and I was determined to make these the best frijoles ever. Let me tell you, they were! I’ll never forget the look on my husband’s face when I served him a bowl of frijoles that where caldudos (soupy).  Puzzled and not sure what they where, my husband asked, “is there was some chicken or something that goes with this?”  I then realized that he had never eaten these kind of beans before – the puzzled look on his face said it all. It wasn’t a typical meal for him but it was a typical meal for me growing up and the aroma was comforting to me.

Easiest crock pot beans:frijoles de la olla

Frijoles de la olla (beans)  has become a staple food in our house and my boys will eat beans everyday if they could.  I usually make a big pot or crockpot of beans and eat them “soup-style” with some fresh homemade tortillas, salsa and cotija cheese – delish!  We are always in a rush leaving to a game or practice after school so this is an easy meal that can be made in the crockpot. The leftover  beans could easily be stored in Ziploc bags to have stock on hand. By having prepared beans in your freezer, you can make bean and cheese burritos, nachos, tostadas, etc. Your family will enjoy.

how to make beans:receta de frijoles de la olla

I used 4 cups of dry beans however crockpot sizes may vary.


  1. Rinse and wash dry beans in colander thoroughly.
  2. Place washed beans in crockpot and fill crockpot to the rim with water.
  3. Add desired salt (tablespoon is good) and cover the crockpot.
  4. Depending on your crockpot, cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. You will know when they are ready when the beans are soft.

recipe for frijoles beans easiest crock pot beans


recipe for crock pot frijoles beans






Latina Mama Rama


  1. So thrilled to find a good recipe for frijoles! I have tried to make them before but never turned out to my satistfaction. thank you! Visiting via “The Sorry,Not Sorry Social” blog hop.
    P.S. are you familiar with the children’s books “Skippy Jon Jones?” So fantastic. About a cat who is spanish that thinks he is a dog. Much talk about frijoles in these books! My kids love them.

    • Barb,

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m glad you liked the frijoles recipe. Please let me know how they turn out.
      I love Skippy Jon Jones books! My boys loved those books when they where small.

  2. I love beans too. Pinto beans are my favorite, I also like to cook them and freeze them. I don’t usually buy canned beans, because it’s cheaper just to buy dry beans and cook them yourself. Lately, I’ve been making black bean burgers a lot. Cooking Light had a really easy recipe in one of it’s recent issues, where you bake the black bean burgers in the oven. They are so goodl

    • Thans for stopping by Sonya! Beans are a fave in my household. I agree it so much easier just to freeze them. 🙂

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