When sitting down at your favorite Mexican restaurant, you will undoubtedly get a plate with your favorite dish with a side of beans. Beans has become a Mexican staple and just about every Mexican restaurant will have a certain type of bean they serve or perhaps they will serve a variety of beans. Beans are full of nutrition, energy and they can keep you full all day long. While there are a great variety of beans in the world, Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant will share some of the most commonly used beans that are used in traditional Mexican cuisine.
Black Beans AKA Frijoles Negros
The black bean or also known as Frijoles Negros, is a very healthy bean that is found in both Hispanic and Latino cuisines. Black beans have been grown in Central and South America for over 7000 years. As the name suggests, these beans are black and are often seasoned with salt, onions, garlic, and oregano. Black beans are high in fiber which is well known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. You will mostly find black beans in dishes such as burritos, Mexican style salads, and salsa to name a few. For those who want to be full and eat food loaded in nutrition, find your favorite Mexican cuisine that contains black beans.
Pinto Beans AKA Frijoles de la Olla
The pinto bean is native to and is grown in Mexico. The pinto bean is perhaps one of the most common type of beans used in most Mexican dishes. Like the black bean, the pinto bean is also loaded with nutritious elements including high fiber and protein. Pinto beans are served both whole and mashed, which will become the refried bean. Pinto beans are used to create many Mexican dishes and is often served on the side. These beans can help keep you filling full and provide your body with a wealth of nutrition.
Cowboy Beans AKA Frijoles Charros
The frijoles charros, or also known as the “cowboy bean,” was used by Mexican cowboys. This is an actual dish that used pinto beans with a touch of charro preparation. The frijoles charros is a bean based stew that usually contains onions, garlic, and bacon. Other varieties of meats can be used or added such as sausage, pork, or chorizo. Even though this is a pinto bean based stew, it is worth mentioning due to its long history.
Refried Beans AKA Frijoles Refritos
One of the most common beans to be serve in a lot of Mexican dishes is refried beans. You can find both black and pinto refried beans. However, pinto beans are the most common. Even though they are called refried beans, they are not fried. They are softened and then mashed and a selected assortment of seasonings are then added.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV)
Beans are a key element to a number of traditional Mexican dishes. They are filling and healthy which gives your body the boost it needs. When you are having a craving for your favorite Mexican cuisine, come on down to Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant. We provide a selection of dishes and use a variety of great tasting beans.