After the 1st day back at work after holidays it was lovely to come home to Pug's awesome home cooked mexican beans salsa and rice. It is a weekly staple meal for us, we eat beans and rice and Archie has his in a quesadilla.
Beans Recipe -
Soak a bag of either pintos or black beans over night in a big bowl of water.
Next morning drain, rinse and put in big pan of water.
Add an onion and spices, we use a mexican seasoning mix, chipoltes and natures seasoning.
Bring to boil, then leave to simmer for 3 hrs give or take.
Once soft, fry a few rashers of smoked bacon, streaky is best but any kind is good (sometimes I use chorizo if I have any), once cooked start to add your cooked beans, don't worry about draining them too much a bit of cooking juice helps add flavour and general mushiness...mmmmm Then mash mash mash.
Once sloppy mashed loveliness happens, put in oven dish cover in cheese and bake in oven.
Sounds labour intensive, but totally worth it and it does 3 dinners in various guises.
|Look how much Sadie enjoyed hers........|