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March 4, 2015

“When I was growing up, my dad often would make a big pot of beans, usually navy, flavored with ham, and offer us kids bowlfuls. He’d eat them all himself, though. We weren’t eating beans. Are you kidding?

Flash forward a number of decades and, of course, I love having a pot of beans on the stove. Whether dad’s favorite or black beans, cannellini or cranberry, a bowl of beans is a welcome comfort.

A recent hankering sent me searching out a recipe for charro beans, a Mexican dish with more complex flavor than the typical refried beans. I’d had them at restaurants, but never cooked them. They prove simple to make, deriving their smoky flavor from a few ingredients. A version from TV cooking show star and cookbook author Pati Jinich, of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ on PBS, was just what I wanted…”

To read the entire article, click here.


October 1, 2013

Fox 5 Morning News came into my kitchen this morning, and I cooked up a Mexican feast with anchor Holly Morris to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Over three segments, we made a big pot of black beans, which we turned into Charro Beans, and finally topped off our feast with Molletes and Pico de Gallo.

If you missed us, or are not in the DC area, watch all three segments and get the recipes here.


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