Easy Mexican Dishes in Minutes with Bush’s Cocina Latina line!

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If you’ve read my Menu Planning Monday posts, then you know that my family and I LOVE Mexican food!  I work full time and I have two kids who are involved in a number of extracurricular activities, so I try to find quick recipe ideas because I don’t have a lot of time to spend cooking.  I’m super excited about all of the options available from Cocina Latina, a new line of Latin-inspired beans from Bush’s!  They make it easy for you to create your favorite Mexican dishes in minutes!  There’s no need to spend time soaking beans overnight and then slow cooking them all day.  They do all the work for you ahead of time!  The Cocina Latina line includes a series of black bean and pinto bean varieties that were started as traditional slow cooked beans and then they add additional ingredients and seasonings.

Here are the varieties that are available: find them at your local Walmart stores in Texas!


  • Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Cubanos – black beans in a rich sauce seasoned with garlic and green and red peppers
  • Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Negros Machados – smashed black beans seasoned with poblano chiles, tomatoes, and a touch of bacon
  • Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles a La Mexicana – pinto beans in a tomato and serrano sauce with a touch of bacon
  • Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Charros Machados – smashed pinto beans with tomatoes, serrano peppers, and a touch of bacon
  • Bush’s Cocina Latina Pintos a la Diabla – pinto beans in a spicy chile de arbol with a jalepeno and serrano pepper sauce
  • Bush’s Cocina Latina Traditional Refried Beans
  • Bush’s Cocina Latina Fat Free Refried Beans
  • Bush’s Cocina Latina Refried Black Beans

Growing up, I loved it when my parents would make their slow cooked pinto beans.  The Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles a La Mexicana have all the deliciousness I remember from my childhood in minutes!  All of these new options are great as stand alone side dishes or to jazz up your favorite Mexican dishes!

Chips and dips are my happy place! You can make this delicious 5 layer chip dip using Bush’s Cocina Latina Traditional Refried Beans in just 10 minutes!  This is perfect for your next tailgate party or for entertaining friends at home, too!

I would have never thought to use pinto beans in guacamole, but I was browsing different recipe ideas from Bush’s and came across this Pinto Bean Guacamole recipe that uses Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles a La Mexicana. I definitely need to try this one!

You can even use them to make an Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich. I would have never thought of that one on my own, but it sounds DELICIOUS!

If you’re looking to feed a crowd, I love my Slow Cooker Black Bean and Chicken Burritos recipe!  I have taken it to potlucks many times and served it at large family gatherings, too!  It’s always a favorite.

1 taco/fajita seasoning packet
2 cans black beans or pinto beans, drained (the Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Cubanos or Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles a La Mexicana are perfect for this!)
2-3 chicken breasts
1 can green enchilada sauce

Place chicken breasts in bottom of the crockpot and then add remaining ingredients. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Shred chicken before serving and serve in tortillas. We add cheese, sour cream, etc. to the tortillas. We sometimes add rice (cooked rice to the mixture once we’re ready to serve, not in the crockpot!). This is also really good if you use shredded beef instead of the chicken!

If you haven’t tried the new Bush’s Cocina Latina line yet, here’s your perfect excuse! Right now, you can save $1 off when you buy any 2 Bush’s Cocina Latina Beans. The coupon is valid through 9/20/2016 for my readers who live in Texas!

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