Quelites (Spinach)

Not so many years ago, children in New Mexico were sent to gather wild greens referred to as quelites found along river and ditch banks. Today, spinach is used in this traditional Lenten dish. A delicious combination of flavors.

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil OR 2 strips bacon,
   diced

¼ medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz. can chopped spinach, drained

1 cup cooked pinto beans, drained
2 Tbsp. BUENO Coarse Chile
½ tsp. BUENO Granulated Garlic
½ tsp. salt


1. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet. Sauté onion and garlic in oil.
2. Add spinach, beans, and coarse chile.
3. Stir in granulated garlic and salt.
4. Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes. Makes four 4 oz. servings.

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