Refried black beans
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We love this alternative to your typical refried beans. It makes quite a bit, so half the recipe if you aren't looking for leftovers.
Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 8
  • 2 (32-oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 T vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 T cumin
  • ½ to 1 small can diced green chilies
  • Cotija cheese, optional
  1. Add black beans and water to a food processor or blender and puree.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute the onions with salt and cumin until golden (about 10 minutes).
  3. Add beans and chilies and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the liquid evaporates and the beans are creamy and pull away from the bottom and sides of the pan (about 15 minutes). Serve immediately topped with cotija cheese.
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