Dried Beans - Black Beans, Pinto Beans and More


If you love Mexican food, you know a great Mexican meal needs the perfect beans to be incredible on every level. Beans are one of the oldest foods in existence and have been a part of human diet for thousands of years. This food plant originates from Mexico, where the natives grew a variety of beans, primarily black and white, becoming a vital source of food for the ancient Mesoamerican cultures such as the Aztecs and Mayans along with corn and squash. The Spanish later introduced more varieties of beans, since bean crops had already become popular in Europe, Africa and Asia thanks to early European explorers and traders. Beans are typically eaten as a side dish and accompany a variety of dishes like tacos, enchiladas, mole, meat, rice, eggs, pork and chicken. Beans can also be a part of a primary meal; they’re the base of tostadas, enfrijoladas, burritos, bean broth and noodle soup (sopa de fideo en caldo de frijol) to name a few.

To prepare the dry beans, they must be cooked by boiling them, after being soaked for several hours or over night. Soaking isn’t really necessary, but it’s recommended to get more evenly textured beans and shorten their cooking time. In Mexico, South America and Central America, in order to spice up and give incredible flavor to the beans an epazote leaf is added while cooking, which not only aids in digestion it helps to reduce the gas beans are said to produce.

Beans are not only delicious, they are high in starch, protein, dietary fiber; are an excellent source of iron, potassium, selenium, molybdenum, thiamine, vitamin B6, and full of folic acid, so if you’re hungry dried beans are a great product to have on hand. Mexgrocer.com is proud to bring you a broad selection of dry beans, so you can make delicious meals that will turn out fantastic every time. But for Mexican beans to be incredibly good, you need to use the best kind, and MexGrocer has them in store for you, for the best price and at a click of a button.

At MexGrocer.com you’ll find a lineup of the best beans on the market: Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Lima Beans, Mayocobo Beans, Garbazo Beans, Pink Beans, Red Beans, Haba Beans, Small White Beans and Bean Soup Mix as well as the best brands of Latin and Mexican Beans like Dona Lisa, Goya, and C&F each brand is incredibly delicious, with lots of flavor to make your meals deliciously unforgettable and breath taking. Enjoy these great dried beans, they are an incredible product to have and will fill your appetite anytime.

Dry beans may also be bought pre-cooked and canned as refried beans, if you don’t like the whole boiling process, no problem MexGrocer.com comes to your rescue, open a can of La Costena whole and Refried beans, Dona Lisa refried red beans or grab a carton of Santiago Instant refried beans and just add water to make mouthwatering refried beans and your cooking a whole lot easier.

MexGrocer wants you to surprise your friends and family by cooking delicious bean based meals, with the Wholly Frijoles: The Whole Bean Cookbook that has over 115 delicious bean recipes and the Beans - Bean Lovers Cook Book by Shayne K. Fischer cookbooks, which will make an expert chef and bean connoisseur out of you.

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