Refried Beans [RECIPE]

Refried beans

A big pot of refried beans are the perfect complement to any Mexican or Tex-Mex meal. Best of all, they’re easy to make! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Is it possible to serve Mexican food without a big pot of refried beans (aka frijoles)? Well, I guess it’s possible, but not recommended! Not only are they delicious, but they’re nutritious and a great source of fiber too. Plus, they just mix well with a side of Mexican Rice and the left overs are perfect stuffed inside a great big burrito. Best part is, they are easy to make and you can let them cook away while you get other things done. So stop buying that stuff in a can, and make up a batch today! Read more of this post

Pinto Beans with Chile

 

Pinto Beans with Chile

Pinto Beans with Chile (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

 There is simply something satisfying about a slow cooked pot of lentils, and this recipe serves up flavor in spades. We learned the basic recipe for these when we took a cooking class in New Mexico years ago, but we’ve riffed on the dish a bit since then until we think we got it just right. Read more of this post