Pinto Bean Recipes: Frijoles Bandera

Frijoles Bandera

The Mexican flag is pretty cool. With fields of green, white and red, it features an eagle clutching a snake in its talons, which represents the founding of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City. These frjoles bandera (literally "flag beans") capture the colors of the flag but are 100 … [Read more...]

Pinto Bean and Tuna Salad

Tuna and Pinto Bean Salad

A hearty salad can be filling without taking hours to cook. Pinto beans and tuna star in this salad which is packed with fresh flavor while still filling. The carrots, celery and scallions provide crunch to balance the richness of the pinto beans and the meatiness of the tuna. This salad will … [Read more...]

Pinto Bean Frittata

pinto bean frittata

After a long busy week, there's something indulgent about sleeping in on a Saturday morning and relaxing with a homemade brunch. It's simple to go all out with an assortment of cereals, fruit, muffins and juices served along side a hearty casserole baked in the oven. Omelettes and crepes are … [Read more...]

Easy Bean Taco Salad

Everyone has a go-to recipe when it comes to feeding a crowd. It's the dish you're asked to bring to a party or get together. Heck, you might be invited to the party because of your cooking! Your family and friends love it and you know it like the back of your hand. It doesn't have to be fancy as … [Read more...]

Summertime Bean Salsa Recipes

Are you bored of the same recipes you bring to every pitch-in barbecue and gathering? Salsa is the perfect addition to any summer festivity. Whether you like spicy, mild or just plain refreshing, these inventive and delicious recipes will amp up your meals this season. Bean salsa is satisfying and … [Read more...]

Summery Pinto Bean Salads

It's hot. You don't want to turn the stove on and do real cooking. The solution? A cool, crisp salad. Pinto beans make an addition to any summer salad. They're high in protein and fiber which keeps you full, while you don't need to heat them up to enjoy their deliciousness. If you're looking to add … [Read more...]

Light Lunches: Easy Salads with Beans

It's a lazy weekend at home, and you need a light lunch to get you through the afternoon. Or maybe you want to pack something to eat at work that won't leave you feeling heavy and tired all afternoon. Whatever the case, a light salad fortified with beans is just the thing you need. Dark, leafy … [Read more...]

Smart Ways to Get Kids to Eat More Veggies

You know kids should be eating lots of healthy vegetables, but what's a busy mom or dad to do when Junior only wants to eat chicken nuggets? Beans offer a great opportunity to sneak veggies into kids' favorite dishes in a way they'll love. Here are just a few suggestions to get your kids saying … [Read more...]

If You Can’t Stand the Heat: Summer Bean Recipes

Summer heat and humidity can make cooking a chore. Turning on the oven or the stove is the last thing you want with the sun beating in. We've found some summer bean recipes that will make your summertime cooking more enjoyable and heat-free: Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Salad This fresh bean … [Read more...]

Vegan Bean Spread Sandwich Recipes

Stuck in a sandwich-making rut? Try something different by adding bean spread to your next sandwich. Bean spread can act as a condiment on your favorite sandwich, replacing boring old mayonnaise and mustard while adding a shot of flavor and protein. Bean spread can also stand on its own in … [Read more...]