A light vegetarian dish that is tasty, filling and full of rich Mexican flavors. Enjoy!
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I remember growing up. Fasting was a big deal. We get our ashes on Ash Wednesday, Capirotada every Friday, and Misa (or Mass) on Sundays. I'm not that observant anymore, but I'm trying to keep my culture alive for my son. He may be a redhead with green eyes, but he also speaks Spanish and he loves his Frijoles Picantes Pero No Tanto, or not so spicy beans.
My husband, Christopher, lived most of his life on the East Coast. His idea of comfort food is totally, completely different from mine. Pork and beans in a can is not very fast friendly. He is a Fish and he still feels like a fish out of water when I take him to mass. 🙂 We picked up a can of La Morena Jalapeños for my not so spicy beans. They are perfect for fasting as they are vegetarian.
It all starts with Pinto Beans and from there we add spices. I make my own prayers. It certainly doesn't surprise you. If you use canned pinto beans, don't tell abuela! I am sure the local padrecito will be happy to hear your confession. 🙂
The food we make in Mexico during fasting is delicious. We make several fish dishes such as Pescado a la Veracruzana and Caldo de Camarón. People can get very creative during this time of year. These not so spicy beans remind me of my mother. She made his toast a lot during fasting. Her cuisine was the true flavor of Mexico, and this recipe is a perfect example. I call them "Not So Spicy Beans" because you can add as little or as many jalapeños as you like. You can even just leave a slice of jalapeño in the bowl for the taste without eating it, and it is still tasty. Very easy to make and full of delicious flavor. Enjoy!
Not so spicy beans
A light vegetarian dish that is tasty, filling and full of rich Mexican flavors. Enjoy! .com Total time: 20 minutes portions: 4 calories: 130kcal
- 2 cups of cooked beans
- 2 cups of water
- 1 dice broth
- 1 minced garlic
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon of foamy ground
- 1 tablespoon chile powder
- touch of oregano ground
- jalapeño slices optional
- green onion optional
- Put everything in a large saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Serve in a bowl and top with jalapeños, green onions, if using.
Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 293 mg | Potassium: 334 mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 1.2 mg | Calcium: 55 mg | Iron: 2.8 mg
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