I love Mexico very much. I fell in love when I first visited way back in December of 2011. There was just something about Mexico that drew me in. I felt deeply connected to this foreign country. When Hector and I decided to come and live in Mexico City for awhile, I was ecstatic. I had these grandiose ideas of what I was going to learn and places that I would visit. I think that I had my expectations set to high because I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do here in Mexico City. I am ok with not doing everything that I had planned because I have learned so much about myself. I have grown and learned to follow my dreams and passions, even if there are some bumps in the road.
I think that many people, especially my family, will wonder if it was a mistake coming to Mexico. I don’t think anything that we do is a mistake; we learn from each experience and cherish those moments in time. We still have one more month left and I will be checking some things off that bucket list. Mexico is a beautiful county and has so much to offer. I am thankful for the time that I was able to spend here.
My love of masa with never go away and this recipe features these cute little masa dumplings. YES. Masa dumplings!
I know that I have posted a few recipes recently that use fresh masa and I know that many people aren’t able to purchase it where they live. So, I used Maseca instead, which is widely available in most supermarkets these days. Fresh masa is always best, but really Maseca works and is just as good!
Only a few simple ingredients are needed to create this warming and comforting dish. The recipe starts with making a batch of frijoles de olla. When the beans have finishing cooking, you add the masa dumplings and cook a little longer. The masa dumplings are very delicate. Make sure to gently place them one by one into the bean soup. One of my favorite things about this soup is that it is very budget-friendly & pantry-friendly! Only a few ingredients are necessary to create a healthy + nutritious meal that your family will love!
Masa and beans pair very well together. I hope you enjoy this simple and delicious Mexican Bean Soup with Masa Dumplings!
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