Hearty ‘N Healthy Refried Beans

As our world becomes smaller, ethnic foods become easier to find. The beautiful thing about beans is that they grow in many different warm climate areas all over the world. Their international popularity and availability makes beans one of the most commonly eaten food items in the world, serving as … [Read more...]

Bean Salad in Vinaigrette

Bean Salad

Oh, those hot summer days when your only mission is to avoid the hot stove at all costs! Enter summer salads, those simple combinations of ingredients that are filling and easy to assemble. This bean salad, a crisp mixture of fresh, leafy greens dressed in a tangy vinaigrette dressing, is light and … [Read more...]

Lydia’s Pinto Bean Salad

Easy Pinto Bean Salad

The life of a teenage is tiring. They begrudgingly arise at 6:00am for a full day of high school before running off to numerous after school activities and a long night of homework. These active teens are in desperate need of nutrition and protein. Plus, they are continuously hungry and crave the … [Read more...]

Refried Beans Dip

Refried Beans Dip

You have been bundled up inside all weather avoiding the outdoors which cut down on quality neighborhood bonding. Before the kids start summer vacation and everyone begins to leave for exotic vacation destinations, host a springtime block party. Send out the invitations, block off the street and … [Read more...]

Texas Pinto Beans

Are you a barbecue master looking for a way to beat the chill this season? If you live for firing up a smoker or making the perfect rack of ribs and are dealing with grilling withdraws, you know that no hunk of meat is complete without a side dish. The perfect accompaniment to smokey, delicious meat … [Read more...]

Vegan Taco Recipe Featuring Randall Pinto Beans

Vegan Tacos

Throw out everything you've thought about vegan cooking. The stereotypes of unfamiliar ingredients, bizarre preparations and bland meals give vegan recipes a bad rap. The truth is, vegan recipes can be flavorful and inspiring, filled with ingredients you know and love. There are vegan versions of … [Read more...]

Three Bean Minestrone

Three Bean Minestrone 2

There are few things in this world as beautiful or as simple as a one-pot meal. Take delicious ingredients--most of which you probably already have on hand--throw them into a pot and come back 25 minutes later for a super healthy meal. It's almost exactly that easy with our three bean minestrone. … [Read more...]

Pinto Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Steak Salad

Pinto Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Steak Salad

Don't you just love it when you can be creative with leftovers? You open the refrigerator door, scan the shelves, pull out some leftover steak and if you're lucky, you create a magnificent bean salad like this one. Chances are, you can put this entire recipe together with items you already have … [Read more...]

Refried Beans with Chile de Arbol

Refritos con Chile de Arbol

Chile de arbol, literally "tree chilies," are a spicy Mexican pepper. Don't be fooled by their small size. They pack a serious punch. In terms of heat, it's about on par with cayenne pepper, so we're talking a fairly spicy little pepper. Chile de arbol are cleverly nicknamed bird's beak chile and … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Bean Stew

St Patrick's Bean Stew

Put on your green and get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day! Invite your friends and family over to celebrate this joyous holiday with a delightful dinner. Set the scene with lively music from Ireland to fill the air with the tunes of harps, fiddles and pianos tunes. Continue painting the picture … [Read more...]