Beans

Quinoa Soft Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 9, 2013

Move on over beef and chicken…there’s a new protein in Soft Taco Town…Quinoa! Everyone at our dinner table is a fan of quinoa…one more reluctantly than the others. Tyler wasn’t quite convinced about this new ingredient in his tortilla, but I was able to convince him that it was like “tiny rice” and he took […]

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Migas with Black Beans & Tomatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 29, 2013

Not long ago, I had lunch with some friends in Austin at Torchey’s Tacos. (If you’re in Austin, Houston or Dallas, you must give these guys a try. And I might start a petition that they get a truck set up in San Antonio asap.) Ever since, all I can think about making for breakfast is […]

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Taco Bites (or Tiny Tacos)

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 15, 2013

Tacos are usually a big hit at our house…but they also make a giant mess, and the littler boys get frustrated with them. Ryan (who just turned 8…see his “birthday cake wreck” here!) can usually get his mouth around a regular size taco, but Charlie and Tyler really struggle with eating a hard shell taco. […]

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Beef & Bean ~ Oven Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 1, 2013

Tacos. We love tacos. The boys devour them. They love the crunchy mess. They love the flavors. They love to see how full they can make them. And they love to eat them on their special taco plates. (My mom gave us some for Christmas…GREAT gift!) I love the concept of making tacos in the […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

by Alea on June 25, 2013

I love baked beans. They are an essential part of our summer barbecues and picnics. But who wants to turn on their oven for several hours on a hot summer day? Not me! So I cheat and make my baked beans in a slow cooker. This slow cooker baked beans recipe is really easy to […]

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Seven Layer Tostadas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 14, 2013

This is one of those “it just came together” meals… A few weeks back, we took the kids downtown during Fiesta week to go to the River Parade. They were serving some delicious tex-mex options in the section where our seats were located. They had fajitas, as well as bean and cheese tostadas. The kids […]

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Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 3, 2013

So this was my lunch yesterday and today. And I’m thinking about whipping up another bowlful this weekend to serve with some yummy grilled chicken (if it warms back up enough to be pleasant for eating outdoors! Brr!). And whipping up is probably not the best verb here…because there is no whipping involved. Just stirring […]

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Pinto Beans with Peaches and Bacon

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 19, 2013

Before you wonder off to your next stop online…hear me out on this one. I know it sounds strange. Taking our boys out for dinner is an adventure. We don’t go out often, but when we do it’s usually with family, so we at least have a 1 on 1 ratio at the table. We […]

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Black Beans with Mango & Cilantro

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 25, 2013

As  promised, more cilantro recipes! We love love love these black beans. I’ve made them here and there over the years, and have “rediscovered” them…now that we live in the land of really inexpensive cilantro and super delicious mangoes. My oldest son isn’t the biggest fan of beans, but he seemed to enjoy these. I’m […]

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Rice and Beans Budget – March’s Board of the Month

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 4, 2013

So it’s time for another Pinterest board to be featured…and for March, we are highlighting the “Rice and Beans Budget” board. Dave Ramsey coined the phrase and it’s a popular one around here…and in our home. We are Dave Ramsey fans and really appreciate the simplicity of his plan to financial freedom and a debt […]

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