Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Quick Soak Black Beans
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Quick Soak Black Beans
By Amanda Cargill | 01/19/2015 - 08:00

Cooking with raw beans instead of canned is easier than you think. All you need is water, lemon juice or vinegar, and time. (And you don't even have to be home during this "time.")


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Ortega Black Bean Cemitas with Cheese and Salsa
Say "Sí" to Aaron Sanchez's Black Bean Cemitas!
By Amanda Cargill | 09/26/2014 - 17:14

Busy? Overworked? Strapped for time and wondering what new recipe you can make for dinner that a) takes less than 15 minutes; b) doesn't require multiple visits to the supermercado; and c) your family will eat without grimacing? Yea, we know, and you're not alone.  

It's for all of the above reasons that these Black Bean Cemitas with cheese and salsa are a perfect midweek meal. Not only is the recipe the brainchild of celeb Latino chef Aaron Sanchez (so you know it's good), but it requires only basic ingredients - things you likely have on hand - and a few Ortega products that you can pick up in a single swish down the Latin foods aisle at your grocery store. Easy, fast, delicious...that's how we roll. 

 


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BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas
Brown Bag It with Packable BBQ Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas!
By Amanda Cargill | 09/03/2014 - 07:15

The packable lunch. It's great in theory - it saves you money and is probably healthier than the fast food and grub truck options nearest your workplace - but takes time to prepare and may not be the yummiest thing you've ever eaten. (The transport factor limits most dishes, which means your sack lunch will usually consist of a sandwich, chips, and an apple; not exactly foods that satisfy your lunch break craving and inspire the rest of your workday.) 

Good news, though. Packable meals are getting a revamp, as food producers and grocery stores recognize the need for healthier, more exciting lunch options. Among those stores is Target, whose Market Pantry line is both fresh and affordable. Its products feature in this BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tostada recipe, which is a perfect example of the new take on the staid sack lunch. Pack it up for you and/or your kids, and see if the lunchbox that contains it doesn't come home empty. 

 


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Frijoles Negros a la Cubana
By Akanke Small | 07/26/2009 - 23:51

The pressure cooker does a great job of cooking beans quickly, presoaking them for about 4 hours speeds the process even more.


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