One of biggest adjustments for my family when we moved away from Texas was the food. It seemed like only Texas Mexican restaurants served charro or borracho beans. After one too many disappointing restaurant experiences I knew I would have to take matters in my own hands. After experimenting with different recipes, I tweaked a charro recipe to one that meets my family’s approval. Here’s a copy of the recipe, in case your family would like to try it, too.
I’ve also found a salsa recipe my family likes, you might like, too. The trouble with salsa is it is very taste-specific. My family doesn’t like it chunky and prefers it spicy. Here’s the recipe. You can experiment with how much of each ingredients your family prefers.