National Eat Your Beans Day! Celebrate with Mexican Cuisine

With July 3rd around the corner, it’s time to start thinking beans. Mexican cuisine is one of the most common types of cuisine that will easily incorporate beans into the meal.  However, what many people don’t know is that authentic Mexican food offers a wide variety of choice when it comes to the famous dish.  This article highlights the most popular authentic bean recipes.

 

Black Beans

One of the most popular bean option for those who shy away from refried, is black beans.  Paired with your favorite rice, Mexican black beans make a nutritious side item for any meal.  With the simple addition of a few common ingredients, even those who have never attempted to make authentic black beans will have this bean dish whipped up in time at all. 

Black beans help provide your friends and family health benefits like improved digestion and high antioxidants.  All, without them even realizing they’re eating something good for them!

 

Charro Beans

A favorite authentic side dish to pair with any Mexican cuisine, especially tacos, is charro beans.  Although the name implies there’s an actual charro bean, don’t be confused.  The base of this dish is, in fact, made from pinto beans.  With the addition of Mexican chorizo, other cubed meat, tomatoes, onions, chipotle peppers, and herbs, you’ll have yourself a delightful and spicy side dish.  Although there are several variations of the recipe, charro beans are traditionally the consistency of a thick soup. 

 

Frijoles Refritos

Frijoles refritos, or Mexican refried beans, are the most common side dish at several local Mexican restaurants.  Similar to charro beans, refried beans contain a base of pinto beans.  However, this dish is much simpler to create.  Containing fewer ingredients, refried beans can be made in less than one-half hour.  Another added benefit is that traditionally, refried beans are a vegetarian option for those looking for the meatless dish. 

 

On July 3rd, stop by California Burritos in honor of National Eat Your Beans Day!  Our fresh, quality ingredients are paired with beans of your choice and made to order.  From tacos to margaritas, you’re sure to leave satisfied.  Visit us online to view our full menu