Some of the best bean recipes around come from South of the border. This dish is no exception.

Frijoles Bandera literally translates to “flag beans”.  So, as you may imagine, this dish is a salute to the flag of Mexico! Frijoles Bandera incorporates the colors of the flag (red, green and white) in creative and delicious ways, along with hearty Randall Pinto beans.

Freshly diced Roma tomatoes give this dish it’s red as well as sweet tomato flavor. Next, comes the green. For this part of the flag, we use serrano pepper to give the beans a little bite. Serranos look very similar to jalapenos but pack a little more punch, so be careful how much you add. Finally, white is represented in three ways. First, a little bit of diced white onion for crunch and flavor. Then finally, before you serve, garnish your pinto beans with crema (or sour cream) and a little bit of queso fresco.

Red, green and white: all the colors are represented! All you have to do is warm up the beans, mix and serve. Easy as that!

For that part, you can do no wrong with this dish. This Mexican food recipe is perfect on its own eaten with a spoon or fork. Grab some nacho chips or tortillas and serve as a dip or spread. Prepare as a side dish for tacos, fajitas, enchiladas or any other Mexican dish you can think of!

Disfruta tus frijoles!

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Frijoles Bandera

Frijoles Bandera with Pinto Beans


  • 2 cups Randall Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 3 small Serrano peppers, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup crema (may substitute sour cream)
  • Queso fresco, to garnish


  1. Heat the beans through and combine with other ingredients. Garnish with crema and queso fresco. Serves 4.


Need a jar of our tasty pinto beans to try this recipe for your next Taco Tuesday? Our beans can be found in grocery stores all across the mid-west! If your local grocery store doesn’t carry them, don’t you worry! Our famous beans in a jar can be found on our online store and shipped straight to your door! How awesome is that?

Meatless Monday is so much more appealing when incorporating this tasty dish featuring Randall Pinto Beans.