Refried Beans

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Yields1 Serving
DifficultyBeginner

Beans are a staple in Mexican cuisine, they can be used in so many ways.

This is a basic recipe, and from here, many variations can be created.

Ingredients

 1 lb Dried pinto beans, picked over for stones and impurities
 4 tbsp Pork lard, bacon drippings or canola oil
 ½ cup Mi Cocina Salsa Chipotle (medium or hot)
 1 Large onion, ½ diced
 6 Garlic cloves (2 whole, 4 minced)

Note:

  • Transfer to a serving bowl, top with crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese, and accompany with tortilla chips. 
  • Use as a side with your favourite dish.
  • Spread some refired beans on a tortilla, add a sunny side egg and top with your favourite Mi Cocina salsa.
  • Add them as part of your filling for a burrito.

Cooking Instructions

1

In a large pot, place beans and add water to completely cover them. Soak beans overnight.

2

Discard water and add 8 cups of fresh water, ½ onion, 2 garlic cloves and 1 Tbs salt. Bring beans to a simmer, cover and let cook until tender, about 1 ½ hours over low heat.

3

Heat a large pan and add oil. Sauté the chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 7 mins, add minced garlic and fry until fragrant, around 30 sec.

4

Add the beans with their liquid and the salsa.

5

Use a potato masher or immersion blender to mash the beans into a coarse puree.

6

Simmer to allow the flavours to come together, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and extra salsa. Enjoy!!

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Did You Know?

Pinto means “marked with spots of white or other colors”, hence the name of the pinto beans used in this recipe.

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