Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A Spoonful of Sofrito: Mexican Cowboy Beans
A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life
Mexican Cowboy Beans
Just the other day, a friend of mine was talking about how delicious Frijoles Charros are and asked me if I had eve tried them; I answered no. Before our conversation, I had never heard of the dish and now these three words have been popping up all over the place. I've read about them in Food & Wine and Serious Eats! Apparently, this bean dish is becoming one of the newest food trends.
According to Serious Eats, this delicious soup-ish/stew-ish bean dish will make you the most popular person at your next potluck! Made with garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, and a few other tasty ingredients, this dish is changing the way we think of Mexican food. The more we explore traditional dishes, the closer we get to enjoying the full diversity of a cuisine. I'm all for it; bring out the beans!
Check out the article below and get cooking!
Read it, cook it, taste for yourself, and ¡Buen Provecho!
Do side dishes at potlucks and cookouts ever give you trouble? They're trouble for me. The big problem is that with large, informal gatherings, it's hard to gauge how long a dish will have to be held before it's served, or to predict exactly how it's going to be transported. The results are something we're all familiar with: mushy, congealed mac and cheese, crusted-over dips, soggy fried chicken, and the like. The ideal potluck or cookout dish is one that is easy to make in bulk and inexpensive, and doesn't degrade with extended heating or reheating.
I nominate frijoles charros—Mexican cowboy beans cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, salted pork, and chilies—as one superlative potluck dish. It not only hits all of those criteria but also adds on "extremely delicious" for good measure.