Perfect Bean Enchiladas

Beans of all sorts feature prominently into classic Mexican cooking, whether they're slowly stewed or used in a bright, fresh salsa. This week, we're focusing on one of the most popular dishes we know: enchiladas. A tender tortilla wrapped around savory filling, topped with sauce and smothered in … [Read more...]

Power Pintos: Pinto Bean Quinoa Salad

Pinto Bean Quinoa Salad

Eating protein rich food is a smart way to recover after a strenuous workout. We are always on the lookout for a pinto bean salad recipe with an extra helping of healthy. This week's pinto bean salad recipe does double duty in the protein department because it includes the grain quinoa. A high … [Read more...]

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...]