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Frijoles Puercos (Piggy Beans)

Frijoles Puercos (Piggy Beans)

Every time I cook this dish, it always takes me back to my childhood, to my grandma’s house. My mum is from Culiacan, Sinaloa, so a lot of the recipes we cook at home are Sinaloa style. The recipe is a very comforting dish, not for the faint hearted as I have to admit that it is not that healthy, but I can assure you one thing, it is well delicious!

The chorizo gives a smoky nice flavour to the beans and it seems that even though the recipe has a lot of ingredients, they all mix very well together. In my family we usually make this dish when we do tamales or in special occasions, that’s why you should see it as a little treat and as we say in Mexico, “una vez al año no hace daño” (once a year it won’t do any harm). So if you are fan of chorizo, this is definitely a dish for you, it goes so well as a side dish or starter and believe me, this recipe takes refried beans to another level! 😉


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