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ranchero beans
1/2 pound sliced bacon, cut crosswise in 1/2-inch pieces 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 jalapeno chile one seeded, ribbed and chopped 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes with liquid 1 (12-ounce) can pinto beans, washed and drained 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper