Heat a large skillet over high heat for 2 minutes. Add the bacon and fry
until crispy, about 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain
, discard all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat. Add the bay leaves
, cumin, onions
, chile, tomatoes
and beans to the skillet. Cook the beans on a low flame for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve hot in bowls.