I would like to begin this week’s recipe with a disclaimer.
I am fully aware that I have not reinvented Mexican food. I am also fully aware that I have not discovered some unbelievably new way to serve tacos. I am choosing to spotlight this week’s recipe because it is, in fact, incredibly easy and fits right in with my meal preparation criteria of 1) simple, 2) cheap and 3) fast. Indeed, there are the “Martha’s” and “Ina’s” of the world who have made it their life’s goal to serve and be served life-changing cuisine. I’m not that evolved.
I know what you’re thinking. I bet you’re sitting there marveling at how incredibly lucky my family must be to have me. Okay. I admit it. My criteria is lacking a little. However, I am still holding out hope that some day real soon I will grip the horns of culinary maturity with both fists and turn out not just a meal but a masterpiece. For now, I stand by my menus.
So, for those of you who are like-minded, I will provide you with a very tasty, albeit simple, fare.
Pinquito Bean Tacos
- 2 cans Pinquito Beans (drained and rinsed)
- 2 cans Spanish-style diced stewed tomatoes (drained)
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1/2 to 1 cup frozen white corn
- taco shells/flour tortillas
- sour cream, salsa, lettuce, cheese
- Cook pinquito beans and tomatoes over medium heat until warmed through.
- Add taco seasoning and bring to a low boil for five minutes.
- Add white corn and heat through.
- Serve in hard taco shells or flour tortillas. Garnish.
I so, so wish I could convince my kids to eat beans. They just won’t do it and it’s really holding me back in the culinary world!
I told the kids if they didn’t eat their beans they wouldn’t be getting their ice cream sandwiches. Yep. I’m super proud. 🙂
That looks quite yummy. I love beans and I will pass this on. Lots of my friends are vegetarians. (not me I’m afraid) and would love this too.
I’m not vegetarian either because I do occasionally like a drive-through the Taco Bell. But…I do love me some pinto beans and will prepare meatless meals as often as possible. Less raw carcass to touch… 🙂
Simple. Cheap. Fast….
Is that describing you or your food?
That happens to be my own criteria for food…However, I lived in Texas for 12 years, so I consider myself pretty well versed in Mexican fair, but never have I heard of Pinquito beans…I’m guessing they’re tiny pinto beans, based on translation?
Yes…tiny pinto beans. Your Spanish is correct! And although I didn’t add that those three words ALSO describe my personality…I thought it was inferred. 🙂
Angelia Sims says
Funny, we had turkey tacos tonight! Sooo good. I’ll take a taco dinner anytime. 🙂
Yes ma’am. Tacos are our go-to meal around here. Mainly because they require very little effort on my part. Which is always a good thing in my book. 🙂
I would read this in the middle of the night and have none of those ingredients. I am soo hungry now!
Sorry…although beans in the middle of the night are never a good idea. 🙂
I really enjoyed this with a little Safeway Select Salsa Verde. I’m addicted to this salsa now, along with my all-time favorite, Cholula Hot Sauce.
Thanks hon! I forgot to add your plug for Safeway Select Salsa Verde. It is rather good with the beans. And as for Cholula, I’m pretty sure you would brush you teeth in it. 🙂
Mindy~ Kim and I made this this for our families, well it was just Kim and I (I think you can guess who didn’t eat?) It didn’t look like yours at all. I couldn’t find the beans so used pintos maybe that is why? It was delish anyway. Thanks for sharing.
The pinquitos are actually baby pinto beans so it’s the same concept. Glad you liked it! Now, if this had been Brandy’s recipe I’m betting she would have grown her own beans or something. 🙂
Hey, we could even eat this (vegetarian…and can be veganized by using soy sour cream). Looks delicious. I’m out on a roadtrip with my daughter, but when we get home, this is going on the list!
Hope you’re having a great road trip! I’m still salivating over the idea of your vegan sugar cookies. 🙂
Jarrett Volper says
Thank you so much, this was very interesting. I was actually born in Spain (I’m not telling when though!) but was moved around europe and lastly settled in the UK when I was 6. I dont remember much of the few years I was in spain, but the delicious smell of spanish food always seems to get me going or something. Funny, how I dont remember anything except the smells,isn’t it! I even found a whole internet site dedicated to spanish recipes, which gave me great delight and thought I ought to share. Anyway, thank you again. I’ll get my husband to add your website to my rss app…