Beans are enjoyed around the world. Depending on where you live, particularly in the United States, you may enjoy a particular bean that is more prominent in your state or area. For example, in Massachusetts, it’s Boston Baked Beans.
In Arizona, the bean of choice is most likely pinto beans and are served refried and probably rolled in a tortilla and served with salsa and guacamole.
Beans are a staple of Tex-Mex cuisine, and have been associated with chili as far back as the early 20th century. There is much contention, especially among chili lovers, if chili should actually contain beans or not. Many times beans, and even today, beans are used in the place of meat. When you add meat to chili, you get the chili-con-carne. The country and other parts of the world have benefited from the Tex-Mex cuisine and the Texas-style chili con carne.
In Missouri you can enjoy several yummy bean dishes: Ham Hocks and Beans, the beans being either pinto beans or northern beans; or the BBQ Beans Missouri-style. I’m sure they serve other delicious bean recipes as well, but these seem to be prominent from my searching.
In Japan you’ll enjoy adzuki beans in many dishes; and in the Mediterranean, you’ll find many Greek foods incorporating beans.
Each type of bean has its own unique flavor and cooking characteristics, and there is a multiplicity of recipes easily accessible nowadays for enjoying these delicious beans.
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