Refried Black Beans

Refried Black Beans

Refried Black Beans is the perfect side dish for your favorite Mexican food. It goes especially well with enchiladas or tacos. Slow cooked on the stove for several hours and seasoned with garlic, onion, hot sauce and more, these beans will have you going back …

Ground Beef and Bean Enchiladas

Ground Beef and Bean Enchiladas

We love Mexican food at our house and Ground Beef and Bean Enchiladas is one of our favorite dishes. I like to use my Ground Beef Taco Meat for the filling, with a Homemade Enchilada Sauce to go over it. For variety, I will sometimes …

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad is a delicious and easy recipe to make this summer. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or even a family picnic. It’s a cool and refreshing dish to make after a long, hot day.  Using fresh produce is always a good …

Thick Venison Chili

Thick Venison Chili

For the first 15 years of our marriage, our family practically lived on venison that my husband hunted, both deer and elk. After much trial and error, I learned the best recipes for using the roasts, steaks, and burger. This Thick Venison Chili recipe is …

Garlic Hummus with Smoked Paprika

Garlic Hummus with Smoked Paprika

This recipe for Garlic Hummus with Smoked Paprika is one of the easiest hummus recipes I’ve made. And it’s so delicious. I could eat it every day, or almost every day. My daughters love it as well. I had never tried hummus until just a …

Game Day Chili with Beer

Game Day Chili with Beer

I love Game Day Chili with Beer that simmers long and slow on the stove. Seasoned with ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and green chiles. Years ago, I named this recipe Spicy Super Bowl Chili, but have since lightened up on the heat …

Black Bean Beef Flautas

Black Bean Beef Flautas

Our family enjoys these Black Bean Beef Flautas that are baked in the oven, not fried. Spicy hamburger and black beans rolled up in a crunchy flour tortilla. So yummy!  The recipe was inspired by our many visits to Love’s Convenience Stores on frequent road …

Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa is an easy and tasty appetizer to make for your family or gathering. It’s so easy, and the ingredients are common enough to be in everyone’s pantry. I have to add here, that I just LOVE black beans. It was only a …

Sausage Bean Soup

Sausage Bean Soup

Sausage Bean Soup is a recipe my cousin Brenda shared with me years ago. It’s perfect for a cool night. When fall arrives, my daughters and I begin to crave this soup.  It’s also a quick and easy soup to prepare, which makes it great …

Taco Bowl Salad

Taco Bowl Salad

Taco Bowl Salad is easy to make and fun to eat. A perfect choice for a light summer dinner. I’ve eaten taco bowls in restaurants that were deep fried, and they are delicious. However, these baked bowls work just as well and have less fat …