Question by  darkmatter (124)

What kind of bean used in a recipe that calls for "Mexican beans?"

It could be black beans or pinto, right?


Answer by  playmynrd (225)

"Mexican beans" usually refer to dried pinto beans which have be soaked, seasoned, and simmered. Black beans can be used instead, but recipes calling for "Mexican beans" usually mean pintos.


Answer by  Kristin97 (149)

Yes, either can be used. Think of the purpose of the beans in the recipie and how you want the texture, and choose between the black and pinto beans depending on your preference.


Answer by  juanita57 (1374)

I think a recipe that calls for beans in a recipe that wants mexican beans would be a pinto or a black bean. Chilli beans we use kidney beans, and their colors are red or black.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Mexican beans by GOYA are either black beans or pinto. You can mix then both to make a brown bean paste like refried beans. Fresh beans are better.

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