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How to make 3 Mexican appetizers using 1 can of red kidney beans conquer-the-kitchen

How to make 3 Mexican appetizers using 1 can of red kidney beans

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You are not alone if you love Mexican food especially the varieties that are loaded with beans. Bean based Mexican appetizers are very much loved around the world. In fact, beans are a staple in Mexican cuisine and they come in different colors and sizes. In this article, we will discuss how you can use 1 can of red kidney beans to create mouthwatering Mexican appetizers!

But first, a few facts about red kidney beans:

Red kidney beans can be considered as a healthy and filling meat substitute in a lot of recipes. They are the base of many Mexican plant based dishes, and are loaded with protein and fibers, which helps you stay energized and full for a longer period of time.

So how can you include Red kidney beans in Mexican appetizers?

Here are 3 options you can try:

Appetizer option Number 1: Tacos

If you’re wondering how to fill your tacos tonight, here’s a quick mixture loaded with protein and mouthwatering flavors: In a bowl, combine 1 can of California Garden red kidney beans with ½ cup of chopped red onion, ¼ chopped red pepper, ¼ cup of California Garden corn and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning. Mix the whole and stir fry for few minutes over medium heat. Fill your taco shells and top with cheese.

Appetizer option Number 2: Quesadillas

Quesadillas are great to prepare ahead of time and reheat to serve. Here’s one of the easiest fillings you can load Quesadillas with: In a bowl, empty one can of California Garden red kidney beans and mash it using a fork. In a pan, sauté 1 teaspoon of cumin and 2 cloves of minced garlic in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add mashed red kidney beans and season with chili powder. Simmer for 5 minutes then turn off the heat. Spread mixture onto the tortillas and scatter over grated cheddar cheese. Top with tortillas to make the sandwiches. Cook sandwiches over medium heat until the cheese melts. Serve with sour cream and enjoy!

Appetizer option Number 3: Tortilla Dip

Looking for a Tortilla dip to complement guacamole, sour cream and tomato salsa? Why not prepare a quick and easy red kidney beans dip to serve alongside Tortilla chips? All you need is 1 can of California Garden red kidney beans, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 1/3 cup of olive oil, ¼ cup of chopped tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, salt and chili pepper to taste. Mix the whole in a bowl while lightly mashing the red kidney beans. Everyone will absolutely fall in love with the flavors!