INSIDE LAKESIDE
Log In or Register

Check your spam/junk folder for activation e-mail after you register.

Black bean crisis

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Black bean crisis

Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:54 pm

Forget the fuel shortage. Why has there not been any discussion on the canned black bean shortage? With the chili cook off just around the corner it is time to make a practice batch. I went to Walmart only to find out they have been without black beans for a week. After talking to some other customers I find out everyone has been out of them. They can't be found anywhere. I tried to organize a protest out in the parking lot but no one would join me. I hear the price of black beans is going up 30% next week so they should be plentyiful then.

_________________
Vacation Rentals
www.casadecomo.webs.com
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 12542
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 53
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by RichD on Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:17 pm

avatar
RichD
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 582
Join date : 2016-11-09
Age : 70
Location : Chapala

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by jrm30655 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:31 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Forget the fuel shortage. Why has there not been any discussion on the canned black bean shortage? With the chili cook off just around the corner it is time to make a practice batch. I went to Walmart only to find out they have been without black beans for a week. After talking to some other customers I find out everyone has been out of them. They can't be found anywhere. I tried to organize a protest out in the parking lot but no one would join me. I hear the price of black beans is going up 30% next week so they should be plentyiful then.

OMG!!!! Does this mean I will have to move to another country? Not sure I can endure two crisis in a month.....

Why are you putting beans in chili?

Dried black beans are available at El Torito, bottom shelf across from the tomatoes in the produce aisle.

jrm30655
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 568
Join date : 2012-06-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Trailrunner on Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:47 pm

Jeeeeeez, talk about overreacting. . . lol

I bought a package of them yesterday at SL, bulk section, about 25 pesos. Saw them today in a different package at WM.

All is well with the world!
avatar
Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 4190
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:54 pm

Nope, need the canned ones.

_________________
Vacation Rentals
www.casadecomo.webs.com
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 12542
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 53
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Trailrunner on Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:01 pm


Why do you need the canned ones? Buy dried, soak overnight, cook with onion and garlic, eat/make chili. . .better than canned. imho
avatar
Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 4190
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Carry Bean on Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:55 pm

Yeah, why ARE you putting beans in chili? Evil or Very Mad LOL Sorry but a true crisis would be a shortage of Panditas or ice cream. Black bean shortage is a very minor inconvenience.

Carry Bean
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 1572
Join date : 2010-04-05
Location : Riberas

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:06 pm

Trailrunner wrote:
Why do you need the canned ones? Buy dried, soak overnight, cook with onion and garlic, eat/make chili. . .better than canned. imho

That's like filling your tank with rojo when they are out of verde.



No way Jose......

_________________
Vacation Rentals
www.casadecomo.webs.com
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 12542
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 53
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Trailrunner on Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:37 pm

Carry Bean wrote:Yeah, why ARE you putting beans in chili?  Evil or Very Mad   LOL  Sorry but a true crisis would be a  shortage of Panditas or ice cream.  Black bean shortage is a very minor inconvenience.

Well, ahem, there is really no black bean shortage crisis - SL, WM, Torito have them. . .BUT, our resident gourmand, it seems, prefers the CANNED variety. Diosmio.
avatar
Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 4190
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by ferret on Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:53 pm

I have always made chili with beans and meat...usually canned red kidney beans which you will search heaven and earth to find here or pay through the nose.
You make what you grew up with and like. I bet Bob is also fussy about the combo of spices he uses too.
They put peas on pizza in Brazil apparently...each to his/her own.

avatar
ferret
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3402
Join date : 2010-05-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Hensley on Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:58 pm

Ya and using the dried you never know if they are done or not, I prefer canned or packaged also, ready to go! I got 2 cans the other day at a yard sale and they expire in 2018.
avatar
Hensley
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 1102
Join date : 2010-07-07
Age : 53
Location : Chapala 9 Years

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Carry Bean on Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:01 pm

I was just in Super Lake and looked for the canned variety of black beans and only saw refried canned black beans. Why would there be a run on regular canned black beans? Is this for an entry in the cook-off? If so, maybe it's sabotage by a competitor. Twisted Evil The only other place that might have them are the little mom and pop shops.

Carry Bean
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 1572
Join date : 2010-04-05
Location : Riberas

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by brigitte on Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:35 pm

A couple of weeks ago I looked for black beans all over the place and could not find any either so I bought some dry ones and immediately found a can of canned one but I cannot remember where..Someplace where I usually do not go..

brigitte
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 2979
Join date : 2011-12-02

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by WillieRae on Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:30 pm

I was in a Guadalajara Farmacia today....they had them.

WillieRae
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 237
Join date : 2014-07-22

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Flamingo on Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:09 am

Soak beans 4 hours, fraze up some garlic & onion in a little oil, add some chicken broth, fresh epazote and cilantro and the beans. No salt! Throw it in a pressure cooker and cook on high for about 30 minutes. Better than any canned.
avatar
Flamingo
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 1406
Join date : 2011-10-14

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Trailrunner on Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:02 am

Yeah, man!
I guess the 'secret' ingredient in these chili cook-offs is . . . canned beans! Who'd a thought.
avatar
Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 4190
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by RichD on Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:54 am

To me, adding beans of any kind to chili is as a filler. I can see canned beans now labeled as, "Chili Helper". I do know about chili as I spent the night in Turlingua once.

Seriously, I am looking forward to the cook off to see what local color has done to chili.
avatar
RichD
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 582
Join date : 2016-11-09
Age : 70
Location : Chapala

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by CanuckBob on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:01 am

In the past most of the chili's at the cook off are different varieties of the conventional "beans and meat" chili found NOB. I have even seen Mexican entries (including local restaurants) using beans. Those doing the Mexican style "bean less" Chili con carne don't seem to place that well in the judging.

This year there will be actual judges as well as a "peoples choice" award so we may see more Mexican style.

_________________
Vacation Rentals
www.casadecomo.webs.com
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 12542
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 53
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Lady Otter Latté on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:35 am

Chili is like pizza, hamburgers and pasta dishes. Seems that what you grew up eating becomes the standard. If you did not grow up eating it, then what you first had representing the food.
avatar
Lady Otter Latté
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5718
Join date : 2011-07-26
Location : Chapala
Humor : Biting

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by JayBear on Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:32 pm

We all have our comfort foods. Mine is chili made with canned kidney beans, canned stewed tomatoes, 3 chopped dark local dried peppers (HOT), and LOTS of dark chili powder. A fairly expensive recipe when cooked here, as the canned goods are expensive. But hey, I know what I need to be happy. When I can't get dark chili powder here, that's when I panic. Over the years, I've smuggled in a number of bottles.

JayBear
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 384
Join date : 2013-02-22

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Flamingo on Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:35 pm

When I lived NOB, I made a mean Green based on New Mexican Green Chili. I can't get the frozen Hatch chili down here so I haven't made it in years. Where I'm from, red chili had beans, green didn't. Pinto or black beans - NO kidney beans!
avatar
Flamingo
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 1406
Join date : 2011-10-14

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by CanuckBob on Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:37 pm

JayBear wrote:We all have our comfort foods. Mine is chili made with canned kidney beans, canned stewed tomatoes, 3 chopped dark local dried peppers (HOT), and LOTS of dark chili powder. A fairly expensive recipe when cooked here, as the canned goods are expensive. But hey, I know what I need to be happy. When I can't get dark chili powder here, that's when I panic. Over the years, I've smuggled in a number of bottles.

Super Lake has all kinds of the pre-fab "Chili Powders" used in the NOB style recipes.

_________________
Vacation Rentals
www.casadecomo.webs.com
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 12542
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 53
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:19 pm

OK everyone, you can breath easy and cancel any pending protests, the crisis has been resolved. Walmart has black beans again and I understand Sorianas does too.

_________________
Vacation Rentals
www.casadecomo.webs.com
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 12542
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 53
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Lady Otter Latté on Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Phew! mariachi flag waver cheers
avatar
Lady Otter Latté
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5718
Join date : 2011-07-26
Location : Chapala
Humor : Biting

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by RVGRINGO on Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:28 pm

Oh, good. We just had some for lunch with fajitas in Tucson and were feeling guilty. Thumbs up

RVGRINGO
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 945
Join date : 2011-02-16

Back to top Go down

Re: Black bean crisis

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum