Because everyone loves an obscure food holiday, we present to you National Bean Day! On January 6th people all over the country take a little time to appreciate the delicious versatility of these low fat and protein-packed legumes. Be sure to join in on the feast by making some of these great Latin-inspired recipes. Whether you're in the mood for Bean, Cheese and Chorizo Molletes, Spicy Black Bean Sliders, or even Triple Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Truffles, beans can satisfy your cravings no matter what you're looking for.
Refried beans, bolillos and cheese are a staple in most Mexican families and molletes are one of the simplest most delicious breakfasts you can have using these ingredients. Kids love them because you don’t need silverware and moms love when their kids are happy. If you are a vegetarian, substitute roasted mushrooms, pico de gallo or soy chorizo for the chorizo.
Mini Chorizo and Black Bean Cream Burritos will be the hit of any party! These morsels are full of chorizo, tangy sour cream, savory black beans, fresh cilantro, zesty garlic, and salty cotija cheese stuffed in a warm flour tortilla. They’re simply irresistible.
A hearty meatless meal guaranteed to warm up crisp, fall days and nights, this Three Bean Green Chili combines black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans with habanero, jalapeño, and sweet green bell peppers. Pair it with Serrano Olive Oil Tortilla Chips or Triple C Lime Tortilla Chips for crunch.
Want to get your chocolate fix without all the guilt? Try this recipe for Triple Chocolate Black-Bean Brownie Truffles! These bites of semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa, and 70% dark chocolate will satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you the added fiber from a serving of black beans. A match made in truffle heaven.
Plantains combine with white beans and a touch of cinnamon in this simple cross between a fritter and a pancake. Not only a delicious quick breakfast that packs serious flavor, they also work as a light dessert. For a savory spin, try serving them without the honey as a side dish for pork chops.
We all know that bacon can enhance any dish because, well, bacon is pretty amazing when it comes to flavor. A crispy, sweet, and salty strip tenderly wraps an apple onion pinto burge, combining intense fruity and savory flavors in each bite. Let the drooling begin!