Frijoles De La Olla - "pot" Beans
160 mins (prep 10, cooking 150)
9 ingredients
10 servings
Frijoles de olla are usually served with the broth in small earthenware bowls and scooped up with a tortilla or eaten with a spoon. You can top them with a bit or creamy cheese, chopped tomato, or a small amount of chile. They are even better the next day, and can be used for burritos or as a side to carne asada. From Diana Kennedy's Recipes from the Regional Cooks of Mexico.

Categories:  side-dish , beginner-cook , easy , 3-steps-or-less , north-american , comfort-food , mexican , beans , taste~mood , inexpensive , <-4-hours , time-to-make ,
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  • 1 lb dried beans (black, pink, or pinto)
  • 10 -12 cups cold water (approximately)
  • 1/4 medium onion, roughly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pork fat (i use bacon drippings)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
  • 2 large sprigs epazote (if using black beans)


Serving Size (48.39 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 12.25 Calories from Fat 0.72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.08g 1.19%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0.88%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 584.55mg 243.56%
Total Carbohydrate 2.85g 9.51%
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g 39.92%
Sugars 0.85 g %
Protein 0.54g 10.89%
Vitamin A 161.03IU% Vitamin C 0.14mg%
Calcium 18.05mg% Iron 0.31mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried, cold water, medium onion, pork fat, large