Frijoles de la Olla Recipe

I made Beans for Babble…. and I did it on a video, my very first video for them…. Click here to see the video. If you like it, please share with your social media channels. 🙂

Ingredients for Frijoles de la Olla:

  • 2 – pounds raw pinto beans (cleaned of any rocks or dirt)
  • 18 – cups water
  • 1 – whole onion
  • 5 – cloves of garlic
  • 1 – jalapeno
  • 2 – bay leaves
  • 1 – teaspoon oregano
  • 1 – shot-glass full of olive oil
  • 2 – tablespoons salt


  1. Sort and clean beans
  2. Soak beans overnight in a bowl of water
  3. Drain beans
  4. In a 8 quart pot over a medium high flame add water and bring to a boil.
  5. Then add in onion, garlic cloves, jalapeno, bay leaves, oregano, olive oil and beans.
  6. Bring water to a boil again , then cover pot with lid and lower flame to low.
  7. Boil for an hour, then add in salt.
  8. Boil for an additional 1/2 hour.
  9. Serve beans warm in a bowl for a delicious treat.