red bean


Popular in Mexico and the southwestern United States, this dark red, medium-size bean is a favorite for making chili con carne and refried beans (refritos). Red beans are available dried in most supermarkets. See also beans; red beans and rice.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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