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Mexican Fiesta, Texas Black Bean Nachos and $150 GIVEAWAY

May 4, 2016Danita
Thanks to The Women Bloggers and BUSH’S Cocina Latina® Beans for sponsoring this #TacoTuesday Mexican Fiesta, delicious recipe and giveaway.  Also, for allowing me to do one of the things I love most in life…. share Mexican food with my friends!  As always, all opinions are my own.

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I’ve been looking forward to sharing this post with you and I’m super excited the day is finally here!  So many fun things!

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We have…

  • A new Texas Black Bean Nacho recipe
  • A fun Taco Tuesday Mexican Fiesta Menu and Tips
  • AND $150 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!!! (I know, right?!)

You know one of the things I love about living in Texas?  The FOOD, of course…specifically Mexican or Tex-Mex as we like to call it.

In fact, we don’t just reserve Tuesdays for tacos, in Texas it’s legal to make ANY day of the week a “Taco Tuesday”. So, when you invite your friends over, on Sunday, for a Taco Tuesday Mexican Fiesta they don’t look at you like you’re crazy and wonder when the next gift-giving occasion is so they can buy you a calendar, they just say, “SWEET!  What time?”  

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For a Taco Tuesday Fiesta it seemed appropriate to have a taco bar.  

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But first, we started off with some…

Homemade Chips and Salsa 

Party Tip:  Serve the chips in the brim of an inexpensive straw sombrero (purchased at my local party store) for a fun way to keep with the theme and make the food part of your decorations.

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To go along with our chips and salsa, we also had…

Texas Black Bean Nachos (today’s recipe)

What makes these Texas?  Well, instead of starting with a big pile of chips then dumping everything on top, we like to start with big ol’ tortilla chips (also homemade) and spread the toppings on each chip.  That way, you know you’re getting all the good stuff in every bite!

Before we knew it, most of the chips and all of the nachos were gone!  It was time to head over to the taco bar.

On the Taco Bar, in addition to Traditional Beef Tacos we had…..

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Pork Carnitas and Chicken Tacos 

Party Tip:  Making all this food on the day of the party would have been nearly impossible.  I prepared all the meat a couple of days ahead.  The carnitas reheated quickly in the oven and the beef and chicken on the stove.   Everything tasted great.  

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A Mexican Buffet wouldn’t be complete without Rice and Beans.  

Party Tip:  I have a great Authentic Mexican Rice recipe but it doesn’t re-heat well and it takes at least an hour.  This time I took a short-cut and used a bag rice mix.

For beans, I chose to serve all seven varieties of our favorite beans….Bush’s® Cocina Latina Beans, available at Walmart.  I used the Frijoles Negro Machacados for the Texas Black Bean Nachos.  These smashed black beans seasoned with pablano chilis, tomatoes and bacon make the perfect dip, side or nacho topping.  

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The other varieties were served on the taco bar as a side or to put in the tacos.  Whether you prefer black beans or pintos, refried or whole, Bush’s Cocina Latina has them all! Several varieties are even vegetarian.  We enjoyed them all but I think everyone’s favorite was the Pintos a la Diabla.

I always like to include an unsolicited quote (aka their natural reaction) from my family that gives their honest opinion.  This one is from my husband… “I’ve tried every bean in Texas, and you know that’s a lot, and these really are, by far, the BEST.” 

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Party Tip:  Because there were several varieties of beans I used the empty cans to “label” them.  Topping each with a mini sombrero added to the decor and covered the top of the empty can.

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Once everyone was stuffed we decided to keep with the Mexican theme and watch the movie Nacho Libre.  Let’s just say…it’s a boy movie filled with silly humor and less than stellar acting…but it was funny.  

Tres Leches

Once the movie was over and our food had settled it was time for dessert!  We had Tres Leches, my absolute favorite Mexican dessert…Recipe coming soon!

As a little “thanks for coming” gift I also gave each family a small jar of homemade taco seasoning and a couple of pieces of Tres Leches to take home.

Texas Black Bean Nacho Recipe:

*Amounts will depend on how many you make….I suggest making a lot!

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Place chips on baking pan or cookie sheet

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Spread each chip with beans – no need to heat them first

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Add chicken – also can be added cold

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Top with cheeses and jalapeno

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Place in preheated oven about 3-5 minutes or just until cheese is melted

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Gotta love Texas, good friends and SO much great food!

And NOW for the moment you’ve all been waiting for….

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92 Comments

  • Thomas Murphy

    May 10, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    I would try BUSH’S COCINA LATINA® Frijoles Negros Machacados

  • Debbie B

    May 10, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    i would try the traditional refried beans

  • Jennifer Marie

    May 10, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    I would love to try the refried black beans.

  • Rachel

    May 10, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    I would like to try the refried black beans.

  • amanda sakovitz

    May 10, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    the refried black beans!

  • Jillian Too

    May 10, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    I would love to try the BUSH’S Cocina Latina Pintos a la Diabla.

  • GB

    May 10, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    The refried black beans!

  • Sarah Mayer

    May 10, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    I Want To Try The Pintos a la Diabla.

  • Erika W.

    May 10, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    I want to use the refried black beans to make nachos!

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    May 10, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    I Want To Try The Pintos a la Diabla.

  • courtney b

    May 9, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    I will try the traditional refried.

    thanks!

  • Christina A.

    May 8, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    I would love to try the black beans! Love them!

  • latanya t

    May 8, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    the refried black beans

  • Donna L

    May 8, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    I would like to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA® Frijoles a la Mexicana beans.

  • Sheila K.

    May 8, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    I’d like to try the frijoles Cubano!

  • natasha lamoreux

    May 8, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    I would like to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA FRIJOLES CHARROS MACHACADO. Sounds yummy!

  • Kristen

    May 8, 2016 at 1:21 AM

    I’d like to try the Frijoles Cubanos.

  • Yesenia Salgado (@yesenias91)

    May 7, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    I so wanna try out their Bold & Spicy Baked beans. My mom will always go for their original.

  • Birdiebee

    May 7, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    I will be trying several as I lov.e beans but the first will be the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA® TRADITIONAL REFRIED BEANS.

  • Natalie

    May 7, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    I would love to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA REFRIED BLACK BEANS.

    1. Danita

      May 7, 2016 at 6:38 PM

      Good choice!

  • Priscilla S.

    May 7, 2016 at 5:26 AM

    I would like to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA® Frijoles Negros Machacados in chicken and black bean tacos!

    1. Danita

      May 7, 2016 at 6:38 PM

      Love chicken and black bean tacos! Gread idea!

  • Tina W

    May 7, 2016 at 2:53 AM

    I want to try the refried black beans

    1. Danita

      May 7, 2016 at 6:38 PM

      Those were excellent!

  • C Hui

    May 7, 2016 at 1:28 AM

    I would like to try the black bean refried beans.

  • jalapenomamamn

    May 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    I am all for the Frijoles a la Mexicana beans
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

    1. Danita

      May 7, 2016 at 6:39 PM

      Good Choice, Barbara!

  • Dawn Monroe

    May 6, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    I’d like to try the Pintas a la diabla variety first.

    1. Danita

      May 7, 2016 at 6:39 PM

      Those were my husband’s favorite.

  • carol clark

    May 6, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    try the Frijoles Negros Beans

    1. Danita

      May 7, 2016 at 6:40 PM

      Good idea!

  • Cheryl Billings

    May 6, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    I would love to try BUSH’S COCINA LATINA FRIJOLES CHARROS MACHACADO!

    1. Danita

      May 7, 2016 at 6:40 PM

      Those were great!

  • Marcia Goss

    May 6, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    I’ll be trying the black bean refried beans.

    1. Danita

      May 7, 2016 at 6:41 PM

      I think you’ll really like them!

  • Karrie Millheim

    May 6, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    BUSH’S COCINA LATINA FRIJOLES CHARROS MACHACADOS

    1. Danita

      May 6, 2016 at 4:23 PM

      Good choice!

  • Stephanie Phelps

    May 6, 2016 at 6:05 AM

    I will be trying the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA FRIJOLES CHARROS MACHACADOS.

  • heatherzilla

    May 6, 2016 at 12:45 AM

    I would like to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA® Frijoles Negros Machacados.

  • Ellie Wright

    May 6, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    I’d like to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA FRIJOLES CHARROS MACHACADOS

  • Rebecca

    May 5, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Taco Tuesday any day of the week is definitely the way to go! Yum!!

  • LauraJJ

    May 5, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    I would love to try their Refried Beans in my Mexican Lasagna!

  • steve weber

    May 5, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    I want to try the Frijoles Negros Beans!

  • Jessica To

    May 5, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    I want to try their Fat Free Refried Beans.

  • David

    May 5, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    I am most interested in the traditional refried beans.

  • Elle

    May 5, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    I would try the frijoles cubanos.

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 1:55 PM

      Good choice! I really like them.

  • Nataly Carbonell

    May 5, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    I will try the balck beans, “Frijoles Negros”! 😀

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 1:56 PM

      Black beans are one of our family favorites.

  • Kelly D

    May 5, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    I would like to try their Traditional Refried Beans.

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 1:56 PM

      Can’t go wrong with tradition!

  • Bridgett Wilbur

    May 5, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    I would love to try them all but I am going to start with the refried beans.

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 1:57 PM

      They are all worth trying…good idea!

  • Joti b

    May 5, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    the Frijoles Negro Machacados

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Good choice!

  • shelly peterson

    May 5, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    I would try the COCINA LATINA Frijoles Charros Machacados first, they all look so good.

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      They are all really good. Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:07 PM

      You won’t be dissapointed!

  • Janet W.

    May 5, 2016 at 4:30 AM

    I will be trying their Refried Beans and put it in soft tacos!

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:01 PM

      Great idea! We love adding beans to our soft tacos.

  • Lauren

    May 4, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    I will try the Frijoles Cubanos.

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:01 PM

      I think you’ll love them!

  • Betsy Barnes

    May 4, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    I am most excited to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA Frijoles a la Mexicana, a blend of pinto beans, onion, garlic, tomato and serrano peppers.

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:01 PM

      The extra spices really make them!

  • Elena

    May 4, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    I want to try the Frijoles Negro Machacados

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:02 PM

      Good choice! Thanks for entering…good luck!

  • Sarah Hayes

    May 4, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Ill be trying to Frijoles a la mexicana!

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:03 PM

      Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear how you like them.

  • SHANNAH COE

    May 4, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    These sound so delicious. What an amazing giveaway too.

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:03 PM

      Thanks, Shannah! It is a great giveaway! I appreciate you stopping by.

  • Mary Carmen (@mami2jcn)

    May 4, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    I’d like to try frijoles negros (black beans).

    Entering on rafflecopter as mami2jcn

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:04 PM

      Love some black beans!

  • tat2gurlzrock

    May 4, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    I want to try them all! The Texas Black Bean Nacho Recipe looks so good!

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:04 PM

      Thanks! It really was de-licious!!

  • Caroline @ In Due Time

    May 4, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    My mouth is salivating right now. Sounds so delish. I want to try ALL of them!

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      That’s a good idea!

  • Karen Glatt

    May 4, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    I want to make your awes.ome Texas Black Bean Nacho Recipe! Looks so delicious. I want try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA® Traditional Refried Beans

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      Can’t go wrong with traditional! Thanks!

  • Elle Spann

    May 4, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    I am ALL ABOUT THIS!! Seriously making my mouth water. Next time, invite me 😉
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM

      Come on over, Elle….the more the merrier when it comes to eating Mexican food!!!

  • Mommy’s Apron

    May 4, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    What a super fun party! The decorations were awesome! Looks like so much fun! 🙂

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:10 PM

      Thanks! It was fun….so missed you guys!

  • kraftmaking

    May 4, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    I would like to try BUSH’S COCINA LATINA Frijoles Cubanos.

  • Leslie @ My Kitchen Is Open

    May 4, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    I LOVE seeing how people do Taco Tuesday or mexican food in general in other parts of Texas. I’m down in south, south, Texas- as far as you can get before you actually have to cross the border. This looks pretty legit 🙂

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:12 PM

      Thanks Leslie! That really means a lot coming from someone is South, South Texas! I KNOW you all can do Taco Tuesday RIGHT!!!

  • Jennifer

    May 4, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    We found out my daughter loves black refried beans! Who knew! Personally, I really like the Cuban beans! Love the Nachos!

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:12 PM

      Thanks! Glad to open up a new dish for her!

  • Robert

    May 4, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Nachooooooooo

    1. Danita

      May 5, 2016 at 2:13 PM

      I don’t even know what to say to that….

  • Julie S.

    May 4, 2016 at 7:18 AM

    Love your taco fiesta, what a fun time! ANd OMG that cutting board! Want!

  • kt3us

    May 4, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    I would love to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA®FRIJOLES NEGROS MACHACADOS. the touch of bacon in them sounds really good.

    kelly tupick

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