Super Mexican Recipes

Fast, Easy, Fun Mexican Recipes


Frijoles con chorizo–Beans with Mexican sausage


I’m trying a new chorizo, since I always use the same old standby. I wanted to “break out of the box.” The beans were previously made, soaked and frozen for a day like today. Cooking the chorizo. This is about 2 1/2 cups beans. I’m preparing the pan using the pork sausage. Mix it up together, then start mashing. Work methodically through the pan. Warm up the tortillas, fill with your mix and add some sour cream, maybe a slice of avocado or two. It’s a meal or a late night snack. (No, no, not tonight. This was taken early March.) There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™. Please check plugin settings.

Gorditas–little fat ones


A great meal, super inexpensive, vegan, Lenten ready. Bookmark this page, you’ll enjoy this. Starting with the refried beans recipe, you will create a corn masa mix that you toast on the stove to eat. Salsa is just as easy and can be as spicy (or not) as you like. Ingredients: Gorditas: Corn Masa Water Refried Beans This photo was taken for the refried beans and gorditas combo. These are the basics for a great meal.  The bag in the background is Maseca corn masa. “Arbol sin pata: just means Chile de Arbol without the stem. The can of Pinto Beans is because sometimes that’s just what you have to do in a time pinch. Sometimes, I make a big batch of pinto beans and freeze them into two cup servings. Two cups plus a little water will fill a pint size ziplock and will keep nicely and feed my family of five. Plus you know how much salt went into them and you can buy dry organic beans and be economical that way, too. Organic food just seems to taste better, but I’m not going to get hung up on that. There are plenty of people who don’t have anything…
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Refried beans


Bienvenidos! Welcome to our recipe pages as we teach you how to cook authentic Mexican foods. Our first recipe to share with you is Refried beans. How can it not be? Such a simple and economical recipe, one that is a basis for so many meals. Today, let’s add another flavor dimension to a standby. Ingredients: Olive Oil (or lard) Beans (whole and cooked in advance, or from a can) Chile de arbol Salt to taste My preference is Golden Olive Oil for it’s flavor. It’s a matter of taste. If you want flavorful food, use flavorful ingredients. Oil counts! Heat a pan and add oil to cover the bottom. Add 2-5 chiles de arbol and let them roast in the oil. Move the oil around them so that the oil absorbs the flavor of the chiles. This is not meant to burn your tongue, it’s meant to add another dimension to the flavor of the beans. Trust me, it’s really good. If you don’t want a lot, try just a couple. See the difference between the chiles cooked in oil? NOT BLACK. Just browned. There are two useful things to reduce splatter: 1. Add a bit of salt to the…
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