If you’re a latina mom living in the U.S. you know that we spend hours in the kitchen trying to feed our family the same authentic homemade recipes just like mama and Abuelita did back in the day. Do we succeed? Sometimes, although maybe not exactly how they prepared it, but with the same love and dedication as they did. You see in Mexico my grandmother spend hours upon hours preparing daily meals for the family… all 9, 12, 20 or however many of her sons/daughters and grandkids gathered in her home. I remember her calling us into the kitchen to help her clean the beans, she would make a full pot of beans to last us a few days. My favorite was when she would mash them and add a bit of manteca (pork fat) to make refried beans, my primas and I would run to the tortilleria for freshly made corn tortillas.
Times have changed though, but good thing is, the flavor hasn’t. In today’s day and age we don’t spend as much time in the kitchen as we used to, with so many new and useful inventions not to mention Pinterest! In my grandmothers own words, ” Ustedes, la tienen facil mija!” Y’all have it easy sweetheart… and so she begins with her stories of waaay back in the day… lol!
I married a Mexican man, which means I have to cook just like his mom and all the traditional mexican dishes. I’ll tell you it was really hard in the beginning because I loved my mexican food, just didn’t cook it often. So in our daily meals there are three staples that should never be left out, tortillas, beans, and chile or salsa. Our breakfast is always hearty with eggs, beans and some kind of meat.
It may seem like I woke up really early to make this breakfast, but if you made pork chops, fajita or any kind of meat the night before, just reheat. Whip up some eggs, spread on some salsa, which to make it easy I love the HERDEZ® Salsa Verde, then just heat up some of the new HERDEZ® Instant Refried Beans in just 5 minutes! And you’ll have that traditional authentic Mexican flavor on your table in less time to enjoy with the ones you love.
HERDEZ® Brand, Mexico’s number one salsa brand is bringing you and I a whole new way to prepare authentic tasting recipes for our familes without spending hours in the kitchen, the HERDEZ® Instant Refried Beans have the same authentic taste and texture of the beans I grew up loving but only require 5 minutes to prepare. Try them in all four flavors, your family will sure love them as much as we did.
HERDEZ® Instant Refried Beans Flavors:
You can now find these products in food retailers in the Hispanic Foods section.
What traditional recipes would you create using HERDEZ® Instant Refried Beans?
Need ideas? Check out these delicious Mexican recipes, Wow your familia this Hispanic Heritage Month!