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Growing up my mother loved to make frijoles (beans) for our family. Since beans are economical and provide the protein we needed in our diets, my mother would slow cook her frijoles and add spices like garlic, onion and cilantro.
Now that I have my own family, I want to make my family the same type of dinners that remind me of my mother and the flavors her kitchen once created. Unfortunately time is of the essence in my family. It’s no secret that I come home from my Mon-Fri job every evening and have to rush to make a wholesome dinner for my family. Today I’m sharing a wholesome vegetarian recipe using Bush’s Cocina Latina that gives me the Hispanic flavors that inspire me to be more creative in the kitchen.
Wholesome ingredients makes a difference in any recipe that’s why I’m using whole wheat tortillas and Bush’s Cocina Latina for the base and protein of my tostada recipe. Bush’s Cocina Latina comes in 4 flavors that offers rich, Hispanic flavors in the convenience one can.
BUSH’S Cocina Latina is inspired by traditional Hispanic recipes of women that have their frijol recipe handed down from generation to generation. While I can slow cook my beans on the stove top all day, Bush’s Cocina Latina offers traditional flavors and allows me to incorporate BUSH’s Cocina Latina into my traditional Latin dishes.
BUSH’S Cocina Latina line of beans are available in select stores now. The four flavors of BUSH’S Cocina Latina include:
* Frijoles Negros Machacados: smashed black beans prepared like traditional family recipes with flavorful ingredients such as poblano chiles and bacon
* Frijoles a la Mexicana: inspired by traditional regional recipes, uses ingredients like tomatoes, serrano peppers and bacon for an authentic flavor.
* Frijoles Charros Machacados: traditional smashed pinto beans prepared according to a recipe inspired by regional flavors and family traditions, using ingredients like tomatoes, serrano peppers and bacon.
* Pintos a La Diabla: Inspired by regional flavors and family wisdom, these are made with authentic ingredients like chile de árbol, jalapeños and serrano peppers.
For my recipe I used the Frijoles a la Mexicana and a can of the Pintos a La Diabla. We are big meat eaters, but I try to make several light dinner options during the week due to time constraints. I purchased whole wheat tortillas, cherry tomatoes, fresh spinach, sliced onions balsamic vinaigrette, blended cheese, canned corn (optional) and fresh cilantro and basil from my garden.
As you can see in the picture, above all of the items are wholesome and include many items that my family already needs in their diet. Your family can personalize their own tostadas based on their likes and dislikes.
Starting with the beans as the base, layer your tostadas with spinach, cherry tomatoes, onions and drizzle a small amount of balsamic vinaigrette prior to adding a few pinches of cheese and fresh herbs.
Unlike pizza, you are only adding a 1-2 tablespoons of cheese to enhance the flavor and not to overwhelm your tostadas with cheese. Use a piece of foil paper under each tostada and placed in the toaster oven 5-7 minutes or until your tortilla is crisp and toasted. Serve with a side salad or eat alone for a mid week dinner.
- 2 cans Bush's Cocina Latina Beans
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 slices onion
- 2 cup package of blended cheese
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
- 1 can corn (optional)
- Starting with the beans as the base, layer your tostadas with spinach, cherry tomatoes, onions and drizzle a small amount of balsamic vinaigrette prior to adding a few pinches of cheese and fresh herbs. Unlike pizza, you are only adding a 1-2 tablespoons of cheese to enhance the flavor and not to overwhelm your tostadas with cheese. Use a piece of foil paper under each tostada and placed in the toaster oven 5-7 minutes or until your tortilla is crisp and toasted. Serve with a side salad or eat alone for a mid week dinner.
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Do you have a favorite meal your mother or grandmother made when you were younger?