America has some splendid BEAN connections
Some are Eastern/Bostonian - molasses/maple/onion
Some are SouthWestern/Spanish - peppers/cumin/onion
Both will make you cry.
If you looking for harmony on the West Coast - it is probably "Pizole" made with pork and similar to Menuedo (not the Band) they are both, best served with optional sides of onions with oregono, cilantro, lemon/lime, and hot dried chili peppers.