The Boss is gone this weekend. There was a sister get together and I wasn’t invited. The Boss is a worrier. She frets about leaving me home alone for the weekend. I say worry not. There’s simply something that must be done when The Boss is gone.
Make beans. This weekend’s mini-project was to recreate the free cup of pinto bean soup you got with every meal at one of our favorite Tex-Mex restaurants. I know the location we frequented in Carrollton Texas has closed. Many of the chain’s locations have boarded up and I’m not sure if any have survived. The Doctor always ordered 13b double beans, no rice. Each family member has fond memories of the food. I’m fairly certain there was plenty of lard but we’ll never know for sure.
I started with my basic Sopa de Frijol con Vegetal and used bacon slices to saute the vegetables. Instead of the canned tomatoes I used a commercially bottled Salsa Casera medium from Mexico (seriously, this should have nailed it).
Nope. The beans taste exactly like my pinto bean soup with bacon and some spicy tomatoes. I have failed to replicate Herrera’s bean soup.
Now if I could just find out the brand of hot canned jalapenos Herrera’s used…