April 8, 2011 11:10 AM
Beans: Black Beans
Beans are a crucial part of any Mexican meal, where the black bean is the most common bean used generally speaking. However, speaking regionally, it is favored in the Southern states and also in Veracruz.  In the northern areas of Mexico, the lighter colored beans such as the Pinto are more common, and in the center areas, both kinds are eaten as well as Peruvian beans (continue for more information and a photo).

With shiny black skins, they have an intense, sort of inky, flavor that develops while cooking.

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