Texas Beans

A couple days ago I shared my recipe of Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Dressing and Mangos. While I was making that dish I wanted something that would compliment it. I often make refried beans but this time I did not want to smash the beans, but instead try something a little different. This is the result and it turned out great. Molasses adds such a unique flavour to dishes – but beware, adding too much can ruin a dish.

Texas Beans

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 -8


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 3 cubanelle peppers , diced
  • 3 plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cans of pinto beans
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses


  • In a saucepan at medium/high heat add oil, onion, peppers, tomatoes and garlic. Cook until they begin to soften, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Once it comes to a boil lower the heat to a low simmer.
  • Continue to simmer for about 30 minutes. The flavours will deepen and the sauce will thicken.



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