Ok let’s chat. What’s your favorite comfort food? And, don’t worry if you can’t narrow it down to one, I don’t think I could myself. But I do know that cream of beans or any stew beans recipe would be up in the list. Don’t you think? I mean, take a look at these bowls filled with a silky and flavorful cream that will warm you up with each spoonful.
I’ve made this particular soup spicy because I used BUSH’S Cocina Latina® Pintos a La Diabla. These beans already come with chile de árbol, jalapeños and serrano peppers. And I got to say this soup rocks!
I am not at all exaggerating when I say it’s been a long while since I’ve been so excited for a product. I cook with beans all the time. I stew them, bake them, add them to rice dishes, and my favorite way of cooking with them is making soups like this one. Growing up I saw my mom, grandma and aunts clean out fresh and dried beans to then get them soft and tender for cooking. It seemed like a tedious process that even my mom agrees that is really not needed anymore thanks to the great quality of canned beans nowadays. Even thou I’ve been cooking with canned beans for a while, which is a great help, I still had to take time prep and add the right seasonings and vegetables. Which brings me to why I am so excited for this new line of product. BUSH’S Cocina Latina® has drawn inspiration from traditional Hispanic recipes and their new flavors are mixed with ingredients I love like garlic, onion, tomato, and cilantro.
Aside from the Pintos a la Diabla, they also have Frijoles Negros Machacados which come with poblano chiles and bacon, Frijoles a la Mexicana including ingredients like tomatoes, serrano peppers and bacon, and Frijoles Charros Machacados which are smashed pinto beans with tomatoes, serrano peppers and bacon.
And because you can never have too much bacon or cilantro, I actually like to serve my soup with extra on the side for garnishing and giving this creamy soup some texture.
I am telling you, this line of product makes me so happy. As a mom, I’m always looking for new Latin flavors and dishes that not only inspire me, but that I can also share with Little L so that she can, from a young age, get to love and be familiar with the Latin flavors I enjoy. I am so impressed with the flavors of BUSH’S Cocina Latina. They inspire me to be more creative in the kitchen which is why I tried my traditional cream of beans recipe with a kick of heat. And thanks to all the flavors in BUSH’S Pinto a la Diabla I simply had to blend the can with some chicken broth and cream. That’s it!
My other recommendation would be to also have extra cream on the side to pour over the soup and balance the kick of heat on these beans.
- 1 (15.5 oz) can of each Bush's Cocina Latina Pintos a la Diabla
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt to taste
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and well combined.
- Cook mixture on medium-low until warm.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Adjust cream or broth level to achieve your desire thickness/consistency.