Mexican Bean Recipes

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Buffy's Refried Beans

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These smooth and creamy beans make a tasty side for any Mexican dish.

Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings

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Pinto beans are simmered with onion, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and garlic. I love making these beans just because they make the whole house smell so good, and the longer they simmer the better they taste. You could add 1/2 can of beer to make 'borracho' beans. I personally taste-test throughout the entire cooking process and add extra seasoning as I feel it needs it. These beans could simmer all day long; just make sure they have plenty of water to keep the beans covered.

Mexican Beans

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Wonderful Mexican beans to serve as a side dish with your meal.

Jamie's Black Beans and Rice

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This is a very quick and easy recipe that my family loves!

Fat Free Refried Beans

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These fat free refried beans are great to use in enchiladas, tacos or even as a spread.

Frijoles III

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I searched all the recipes, and none are close to real Mexican beans. The canned type are only a pale imitation of the real beans simmering all day on the stove. Easy and inexpensive, too. Do not soak and drain beans overnight as per American or European bean recipes. Cook the beans in their own liquid. You can use black beans and different chile peppers in this recipe.

Spicy Cheesy Refried Beans

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These refried beans are spiced up with garlic, onions, and cream cheese. I serve this as a side dish when we have tacos.

Mexican Pinto Beans

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Slightly spicy beans similar to those served as a side dish in authentic Mexican restaurants.

Quick and Easy Refried Beans

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When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.

Best Black Beans

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This simple black bean side dish works well with Mexican or Cuban meals.

Instant Pot® Pinto Beans (No Soaking)

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Super flavorful and easy.

Refried Beans Without the Refry

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Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.
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Frijoles a la Charra

"This is a really tasty pinto bean recipe made in the slow cooker. Great to serve along with enchiladas or to take to a barbecue or potluck." – KIM93306

Best Black Beans

"Great for a quick weeknight dinner. Served with Simple Carnitas and Camp Cornbread. Delicious meal!" – FruitSaladYummyYummy

Mayan Couscous

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Many visitors to Merida and Yucatan are surprised to discover excellent Middle Eastern restaurants and such things as kibis offered by local vendors. The cooks of the area happily adopted some of the recipes and ingredients of the Lebanese immigrants who arrived more than a century ago. Here's a Yucatecan version of couscous salad.