Easy and Delicious Mexican Charro Beans Recipe

April 8, 2020

Frijoles charros (cowboy beans) is a traditional Mexican dish. The dish is comprised of pinto beans stewed with onion, garlic, and bacon. An authentic Mexican recipe, charro beans is primarily consumed in the northern part of Mexico and commonly served with carne asada.

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Berry Bean Bread

September 18, 2013

Makes 1 loaf of bread or 24 muffins (12 servings) 3 cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup white, granulated sugar (can use low calorie sugar substitute) 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ cup cooked navy beans, cooked without salt 2/3 cup orange juice 1 large egg 1 cup nonfat […]

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Heart Health Bars

September 18, 2013

Makes 18 bars 1 cup white, granulated sugar (can use low-calorie sugar substitute) 1 cup soy flour ¾ cup all-purpose or wheat flour ¾ cup oat bran ¾ cup flax seed, ground 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 ½ cups cooked black beans, cooked without salt ¾ cup orange juice […]

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Fruity Bean Logs

September 18, 2013

Makes 24 logs or balls 1 cup dried apricots 1 cup dried apples 1 cup seedless raisins ½ cup dried prunes 1 cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup coconut, shredded 1 cup cooked great northern beans, cooked without salt ½ cup honey ¼ cup peanut butter, creamy ¾ cup powdered sugar Chop dried apricots, dried apples, […]

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Moroccan Tomato Soup

September 18, 2013

Makes 6 main dish servings (2 cups per serving) 1 large onion, chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon sweet paprika ½ teaspoon ground cumin 3 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) no salt added tomatoes, diced, do […]

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Polenta with Beans and Peppers

September 18, 2013

Makes 6 main dish servings or 12 side dish servings 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided into 2 tablespoon portions ¾ cup yellow onion, finely chopped ¾ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 quart no salt added chicken broth 1 cup course ground cornmeal 2 tablespoons sun dried tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons […]

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Bean Stuffed Zucchini

September 18, 2013

Makes 4 main dish servings or 8 side dish servings 2 medium zucchini (main dish) or 4 small zucchini (side dish) 2/3 cup onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 ½ cup no […]

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Thai Shrimp and Beans

September 18, 2013

Makes 6 main dish servings 8 ounces angel hair pasta, uncooked ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce ¼ cup peanut butter, creamy 3 tablespoons white sugar 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon red hot chili oil 8 ounces raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons vegetable […]

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Chicken Cannellini Tetrazzini

September 18, 2013

Makes 8 main dish servings 7 ounces spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (also works well with cooked turkey) 1 cup (4 ounces) cheddar cheese, shredded 1 can (10.75 ounces) reduced fat, reduced sodium creams of mushroom soup […]

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Chicken Red Bean Creole

September 18, 2013

Makes 6 main dish servings (1 ½ cups per serving) 1 ½ pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips 1 can (14.5 ounces) no salt added diced tomatoes, do not drain 1 cup chili sauce 1 ½ cups green bell pepper, chopped (~ 1 large pepper) ½ cup celery, chopped (~ 1 ¼ stalks) […]

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