The word Adobo comes from the Spanish adobar, to marinate. Our Mexican-Style Adobo and Hot and Smoky Adobo blends are inspired by this tradition, and they contain some of the basic elements of the Mexican adobo sauce used to marinate meat or chicken.
Customers often ask our recommendations on spices to add to beans. My mom, for her part, strictly uses fresh garlic, water and salt. But I often suggest Mexican-Style Adobo because it has the basic inclusions in the classic pot of Mexican beans (onion, garlic, cumin, Mexican oregano and salt) plus a few nice extras (lemon and orange zests and black pepper).