I got awesomely bombed with emails after posting last week’s Chile Verde Rice and Beans. I didn’t know there were so many bean lovers out there and it’s good to hear from you!
So I put together this list of all-star Bean recipes that appear most often in my kitchen.
Mexican cuisine provides ample opportunity to get creative with beans and these 15 recipes are a great way to add some crave-worthy vegetarian dishes to your arsenal. I hope you find some keepers in this list!
15 Mexican Bean Recipes
Keep in mind that most of the bean varieties are interchangeable in Mexican dishes.
You’ll frequently see me use Black beans, but Pinto or Peruano are equally good choices for these recipes. More info on Peruano beans.
And while it’s super easy to make a batch of home-cooked beans, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t use home-cookers in all of these recipes!
We’re adding TONS of flavor to the beans in most of these dishes, and when doing that you can easily get away with canned beans.
So feel free to go canned if your stomach is making the rules on a rushed weeknight. Then when you have more time you can make a home-cooked batch and decide if the labor is worth the flavor.
Okay, here are the recipes…
Click the recipe name and it will take you to a page with full instructions.
Enfrijoladas are wildly versatile and once you get familiar with them you’ll find all sorts of ways to customize them to your liking. I topped this batch with avocado bits, cilantro, and Crema.