Rinse and sort your beans, then soak. You can either cover the beans with 1 inch of water and soak overnight or bring water to a boil, remove from heat and cover for 1 hour.
Drain the beans and cover with 2 inches fresh water. Add to the pot the salt, the garlic, onion, and salt pork. Bring pot to a boil and then cover and reduce heat to a simmer. After about an hour, stir in the jalapeño pickle juice, then continue cooking, until desired texture.Remove salt pork and serve.
Variation: Frijoles a la charra Ingredients: 1 pot of beans 4 slices cooked bacon 1 (14-ounce) canned diced tomatoes with juices 3 jalapenos, seeded, stemmed, and chopped 2 chipotles in adobo, chopped 1 cup chopped cilantroPlace in a blender the bacon, tomatoes, jalapeños chipotle and cilantro. Stir into the pot of beans let simmer together for 20 minutes.Variation: Borracho beans Add 12-ounces of dark beer, such as Modelo Negro, to the a la charra pot of beans, stir, and cook for 10 minutes.