Beans are such a cheap way to make a meal. They are an excellent source of protein, super filling, AND low in fat 🙂
Steve and I were watching an episode of Mexican made easy several months back. I’m pretty sure I took this picture a LONG time ago… and it’s been sitting my drafts folder ever since. I wanted to remember just how yummy the meal was so that I could make it again another time. Hmm… Maybe next week!
The quick & dirty version is…bring water, pinto beans (3 c. dried), garlic cloves, onion, bay leaves, salt & pepper to a boil. Then cover & simmer for several hours. Drain (reserving liquid).
Saute (new) garlic & onions in a pan with some oil. Add in the beans (and some bean water). Mash the beans until they reach spreadable consistency. THEN, make into a yummy sandwich with some cheese. You can broil these in the oven if desired & serve with fresh pico.
These beans are so flavorful. I was honestly surprised at how much punch they packed! And fresh pico… yummmy~ can’t wait for summer! This year we’re planning on having a garden. We’re really looking forward to the fresh veggies & herbs (and the cheaper grocery bill!) Till then, Kroger’s is my very best friend 🙂