After having Mujadara many times at local Middle Eastern (particularly Lebanese) restaurants, my husband set off to learn how to make it himself. It has since become one of our go-to dinners. It’s simple, easy and transports you to a far-off land with one taste of this dish. I can feel the desert heat, smells the scents of spice markets and hear the sounds of people walking around throughout these lands.
Traditionally in Chile, you eat this alone just as a bean dish, but I usually make this with either steak or chorizo and some rice to accompany, as they all blend well. When going the traditional route, serve a bowl of hearty lentils with a sprinkle Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of paprika oil.
These are simple, quick, and delicious. My husband is from Mexico and would eat these everyday if he could.
My mother-in-law uses lard instead of canola or olive oil in her enfrijoladas and they honestly taste better/richer, but it’s a tradeoff for a healthier fat.
I made this dish one night for my grandma and me. I was thinking about making taco salad but I really didn’t want to thaw out hamburger. So that’s when I came up with the Two Bean Tostada. I decided that, well, we don’t have to have meat—we will have protein from the beans. So I just started adding what I could find in my kitchen and that is how this creation happened. I hope you enjoy!
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!