Tag: lard

Holiday Traditional Bean Tamales

Holiday Traditional Bean Tamales

Bean tamales are traditional all the way from Texas to Puebla to Oaxaca and other regions of Mexican cuisine.  I love them because historically they pre-date the arrival of European immigrants who after 1528 started importing pigs and thus lard. All tamales are the occasion […]

Refried Beans and Texas Mexican Rice

Refried Beans and Texas Mexican Rice

The term, “refried beans” is a misnomer.  The correct translation of the Spanish, “frijoles refritos,” is “well fried beans.”  No fat required. Properly cooked beans and rice are a delicious meal.They’re also complete, nutritious protein. The recipes below rely on basic, straightforward technique. It’s the […]

Tamales in the Coahuiltecan* Region

Tamales in the Coahuiltecan* Region

This San Antonio tamale recipe was taught to me by my sister, Esther M. Martinez, who learned it from our mom, Dominga M. Medrano, who learned it from her mom, María Victoria Vargas, and so forth. Esther also learned aspects and nuances of tamales from […]