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Mexican Beans

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Mexican Beans

Recipe by Villa Cocina
5.0 from 4 votes
Course: SidesCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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I think beans is; without a doubt, the best part of a party or gathering. Because, it represents every level of Mexican society. This dish is literally served on a day to day basis. And I want to show you the perfect way to spice it up for your carne asada or next gathering. 


  • 2 TBSP avocado oil

  • 8 oz turkey ham, diced

  • 1/2 white onion, diced 

  • 1 ea jalapeño, deseeded and diced 

  • 3 ea garlic cloves, minced 

  • 1 tsp paprika, smoked

  • 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano, dry

  • 1/2 tsp cumin, ground 

  • 1 ea vine ripe tomato, diced 

  • 4 cups mayoboca beans, cooked

  • 1 1/2 cups bean broth 

  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped   

  • To taste kosher salt 


  • In a medium sauce pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Brown the turkey. Transfer onto a plate. Sauté the onion (add more oil if needed) and jalapeño until slightly softened. Stir in the garlic and sauté for one minute. Next, add the paprika, oregano, cumin and tomatoes. Stir to combine and sauté until the tomatoes has softened. Pour in the beans with the broth, and cilantro. Add the turkey back into the pot, stir. Lower the heat and let it reach a gentle simmer, then cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the salt and serve. 
  • If making carne asada, pair it with these sides: Mexican street corn, Mexican style potato salad, Mexican rice, Mexican salsa, Guacamole, Refried beans, Corn tortillas.

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  1. Love this one. My go to for a fat pot of beans. I’ve used pancetta, ham steak, bacon, they all work. I crank up the heat with a couple Jalapeños and Serranos. So good!

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