Beans are one of the staple foods in many Hispanic pantries. My Mom would prepare a large pot of beans on Sunday and from that one pot she would make a variety of dishes. On special days when we would grill, frijoles charros were always on the menu. And there is no way you could have carne asada without a hot bowl of frijoles charros. They are the perfect pair. To this day, I still prepare frijoles charros every single time I prepare carne asada. A true Mexican tradition in my familia!