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Bacon Up Peruvian Beans

Course: Snack
Keyword: Tex-Mex

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Peruvian Beans – also sometimes called Piruano beans, Canary, Mayocoba, or Mexican Yellow Beans (haricots jaune) brands to try include Goya and Rancho Gordo
  • 12 cups Water – divided
  • 2 tbsp Bacon Up® bacon grease
  • Small Onion Diced
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Clean the beans and soak them in 6 cups of water for 4-8 hours –or try the quick-soak method: boil them for one minute, then let them soak for 1 hour.
  • Drain the soaking water and add 6 more cups of fresh water.
  • Add the onion and Bacon Up bacon grease, then cover and simmer for 1-2 hours over medium-low heat until the beans are tender.
  • Add the salt when they are about 15 minutes from finished. (Optional: If you like a little more heat, add your favorite hot sauce to taste. Fresh cilantro also makes a flavorful garnish, if you wish to add.)