I always try to eat delicious food. Unfortunately I don't have that much money, so I have to cook a lot of it at home. But thats OK because I love cooking and I love eating at home with my wife. This is a website with my favorite recipes and a little bit of commentary.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Beans and guacamole

I thought I would post the recipes for charro beans and my wife's recipe for guacamole. Tonight we are having nothing fancy. Fried egg sandwiches with macaroni and cheese and bean and bacon soup. I made a loaf of multigrain bread for the sandwiches. I got the recipe out of The Bread Baker's Apprentice. Amazon has it for $22 and the cover price is $35. Seriously folks, there is no better book on bread. I'll let you know how the loaf turns out.

Kokito's Charro Beans

Fry 2 strips of smoked bacon in the bottom of a sauce pan. Remove bacon from pan. Saute 1/2 onion, diced, 2 cloves garlic, pressed, and 1/2 serrano pepper, diced in the grease.

When the onions etc. are soft, add 1 can pinto beans with juice. Add 1 T Cumin and the crumbled up bacon. Add about 1/3 cup water. Dice 1 tomato and add to pan. Cover and simmer until tomato is soft, about 20 minutes. Turn off heat and add about 2 to 3 T fresh cilanto and serve.

Wifie's Guacamole

2 avacados
1/4 onion, finely diced
1/2 serrano pepper, finely diced
1 roma tomato, diced
juice of 1 lime
2 T fresh cilantro, finely chopped
fresh ground black pepper
salt to taste

Mush up avacados in a bowl, add the rest of ingredients and serve immediately.