Cotija is a very dry and crumbly Mexican cheese. It is the perfect topping in this recipe for Black Beans with Cotija Cheese. It's a salty cheese, so don't use too much salt when you make the beans. Serve these beans with a salad, or maybe alongside some spicy rice. They are also a good choice with quesadillas or other Mexican foods.
Rice layered with chiles, corn, onion, garlic, tomatoes and sour cream. The rice only takes 30 minutes to bake. Use brown rice and reduced fat sour cream for a more healthful dish.
Frijoles Cacahuate Con Chorizo Y Nopales (cranberry/borlotti beans) are combined with flavorful Mexican chorizo, onion, garlic, oyster mushrooms and seasonings. The beans are topped with roasted (cactus paddles) and roasted green onions and served in heated individual molcajetes.
Poblano chiles are filled with a mixture of grapefruit sections, beans, cheeses, cumin then fried.
Who says a taco can't be healthy? Adapted from a recipe from the South Beach diet our black bean and chicken taco is spiced with cayenne, garlic, paprika and Mexican oregano.