Frijoles de Olla


Pinto beans are cooked simply in this classic frijoles de la olla recipe. Make a batch for your next fiesta!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins


  • 10 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons lard

  • 2 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed

  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Measure water and lard into a large pot. Bring to a boil and add beans. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Season with salt and continue cooking until tender, about 30 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
4g Fat
30g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 596mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 675mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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