Tijuana Pinto Bean Salad
|Dried pinto beans||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Seasoning mix||1 Tablespoon|
|Onion powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Garlic powder||1 3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Sweet paprika||1 Teaspoon|
|Dry mustard||1 Teaspoon|
|Black pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Dried oregano leaves||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground pasillo chili pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground new mexico chili pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Pepper white||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Defatted chicken stock||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Diced onions||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (In All)|
|Finely chopped cabbage||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Bok choy leaves||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced|
|Diced mushrooms||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (In All)|
|Ground cumin||1 Teaspoon|
|Balsamic vinegar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Worcestershire sauce||2 Tablespoon|
|Apple juice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Nonfat mayonnaise||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Finely diced carrots||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Diced red bell peppers||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Diced green bell peppers||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Finely diced celery||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Diced peeled cucumber||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Canned mild green chilis||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
Day 1: Add enough water to the pinto beans to cover them by 3 or 4 inches, and soak overnight in the refrigerator.
As the beans absorb the water, they will more than double in volume.
Day 2: Combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a bowl.
Drain the beans.
Place a heavy 5 quart pot over high heat and add the chicken stock, all but 1 tablespoon of the seasoning mix, and the drained beans.
Cook until the starches in the beans start to break down, the beans are tender, and the liquid is thick and starts to look creamy, about 50 minutes.
If the level of the liquid seems low during the cooking time, add water 1 cup at a time.
Once the beans are tender, drain (but do not rinse), and set them aside to cool.
Place 1/2 cup of the cooled beans in a blender with 1/4 cup of the onions, the cabbage, bok choy, 1/2 cup of the mushrooms, the chile peppers, cumin, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tamari, apple juice, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of the seasoning mix, and puree until smooth.
Add the may onnaise and stir to blend thoroughly.
Place the remaining drained beans in a large bowl, add the remaining vegetables, and toss until evenly mixed.
Add the mixture from the blender and fold gently until evenly distributed.