Category Archives: Mexican

Stewed Mayocoba Beans

Mayocoba, or Peruvian beans, are similar to pinto beans in texture and meatiness and taste like a mix between a kidney bean and a lima bean. They are an excellent addition to chili, stew or soup and are fairly inexpensive. … Continue reading

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Corn Salad with Feta and Candied Bacon

Here is another use for candied bacon. Serve this on top of a bed of greens, or on top of a pile of stewed black beans on top of a bed of greens on top of tortilla chips. Or use … Continue reading

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

This is yet another way to stuff peppers that takes advantage of how pintos break down into creamy yumminess when cooked twice. Use any color of pepper you want, just choose ones that can stand up on their own. Peppers … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Summer Salad Edition

Young Wifey gave us this idea when she did a roundup on all of her favorite summer salads. Each one looked fantastic. Since we’re still in picnic and cookout season, we thought we’d share our favorite summer salads too. We … Continue reading

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Black Lentils and Avocado

This recipe uses black, or Beluga, lentils. They have a strong flavor and stay intact after cooking which gives them their name. Serve this over rice, spread on toasted bread or as a dip for crackers or chips. Black Lentil … Continue reading

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Refried Anasazi Beans

So most recipes call for mashing anasazi beans. I jazzed this up a bit, otherwise they would taste just like regular refried beans made with inexpensive pinto beans. These still taste a heck of a lot like pintos. Fancy Refried … Continue reading

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Stewed Anasazi Beans

Anasazi beans are named after the Native American people who cultivated them. They are meaty, hearty beans that are perfect for stewing and long cooking. They mash into a creamy  smooth paste and are great in chili or slow cooked … Continue reading

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