5/2/19 | Weekly news, events, specials, recipes, and more!

Our Monthly May Newsletter will be mailing out in the next few days in preparation for our Annual Board Election. 
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Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting,
Tuesday May 21st at the Freighthouse (in depot town, behind Aubree's). 
A light meal will be available from our Deli Kitchen followed by a dessert potluck. 
Bring your favorite dessert to share!
Cinco De Mayo specials going on in store!
Check out the great chips, drinks, salsas and snacks in the store to make your party a Fiesta!

Cinco De Mayo:

Check out the latest Co-op Deals Flyer here!


Mexican Beans and Rice

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

15 minutes



Sweet potatoes and the smoky flavor of chipotle peppers amp up the flavor in this versatile recipe. Perfect as a side or burrito filling.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup green and red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup fire-roasted tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle peppers, minced (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 cup precooked brown rice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges for garnish


  1. In a medium stockpot, heat the oil and sauté onions, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers over medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and spices and sauté 2 minutes more, until fragrant.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, chopped chipotles, and black beans and simmer 5 minutes. Add the rice and heat through.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in chopped cilantro (if using) and serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Information

350 calories, 8 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 473 mg. sodium, 59 g. carbohydrate, 11 g. fiber, 10 g. protein

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