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Mexican-Style Pork and Beans

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is from the Allrecipes Allstar team that competed to create the most innovative, best-tasting recipe in a BUSH'S® Beans cook-off. Team members included Allrecipes community members Yoly (Yolanda Gutierrez), Chef Roy (Roy Denno), and TheDailyGourmet (Sarah Stone)."
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1 h 45 m servings 575
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and black pepper. Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp and well browned; transfer to paper towel-lined plate, reserving 1/4 cup drippings in pot.
  2. Brown pork pieces in bacon drippings over medium-high heat, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Work in batches; transfer browned pieces to a plate as they brown. Transfer all pieces back to pot, along with accumulated juices. Stir in onion, serrano pepper, broth, and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low or low to maintain a low simmer. Simmer, covered, 1 hour.
  3. Stir in beans and cactus; simmer, uncovered, until heated through, 20 minutes more. Stir in bacon. Serve over rice and garnish with avocado and cilantro.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute 2 1/2 pound pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat, for the 2 pounds of pork ribs.
  • Use canned nopalitos that contain vinegar, serrano pepper, chopped onion, and salt (such as Dona Maria®).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 575 calories; 21.9 64.4 30.4 67 1245 Full nutrition

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During our snowstorm in Seattle I made this soul warming dish and it was a hit! Even drove up to Bellingham to deliver a pot to my daughter’s snow-bound apartment. She loved it! Just finished do...

This was DELICIOUS!!! I used Adobo also on the pork. We all loved it and it was even more tasty the next day!!! YUM!!!

I made the recipe as is and my family really enjoyed it. The next time I make it, I am going to try to convert it to an Instant Pot recipe to cut down on the cooking time.

I cooked this for dinner today, and it was delicious! The only thing I did differently was thoroughly season my pork cubes with adobo. Everyone loved it, thank you so much for sharing:)