Recipe: Refried Beans

A basic staple of cooking re-fried beans. I hemmed and hawed if I wanted to post this recipe because it’s so basic and also because I used to buy re-fried bean (gasp!) instead of making them but since moving to Estonia that is no longer an option so now I make my own. They’re super easy to make and delicious so if you don’t have access to canned ones, give it a go.

Refried Beans
Serves 4
Refried beans are a staple food that you should be aware how to make because they make life a little better
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 onion, diced
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
  5. 2 tsp chili powder, preferably chipotle
  6. 1 tsp ground cumin
  7. 2 cans black beans, drained
  8. 1 cup stock
  9. 1 lime, juiced
  10. salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Once hot, add onions, garlic and jalapeño, and cook, stirring often, until onions are softened, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add chili powder, cumin, beans, stock, and salt and let cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Mash beans with the back of a spoon and add more stock if needed, cook for another 8 to 10 minutes then mash until beans are completely soft and liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in lime juice, and adjust salt to taste.
Notes
  1. I cheat a little and use my stick blender to get the texture I want from the beans 🙂
Mab Made Food http://www.mabdese.net/bento/

Leave a Reply