a few of paul’s favorite foods
every year for paul’s birthday i always make his favorites…shredded beef tacos, mashed pinto beans, chocolate cake, and sopa (for me). in addition to making it on his birthday i also make it a few other times throughout the year…mainly when i’m craving tacos.
haha. well this last time i made them i thought i’d take some pictures to share with you.
lucky you. heh heh.
first you start by cooking your chuck roast. *side note: when paul and i were first married i cooked the roast with a pressure cooker on three separate occasions. each time the roast was overcooked. since then i’ve been using my slow cooker and i haven’t looked back. we’ve been married for almost eight years now. and before i put it in the slow cooker i brown it on both sides.
now onto the beans. he likes pinto beans, mashed. they’re just like refried beans, but without the lard.
let the beans soak for at least eight hours before coking them.
you can tell when they’re ready because the beans are softer and bigger, the skin peels off a bit, and they’ve lost their spots. once they’re done, you can add some more spices. paul likes, salt & pepper, oregano, and (sometimes) a few red pepper flakes.
i’m thankful that my mil taught me how to make these. their not just paul’s favorite, they’re mine too. they can seem intimidating at first but once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to do then in your sleep. Lol.
try ’em out and let me know how it goes! or if you do it a different way, let me know too! can’t wait to hear all about it!
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