Refried Beans

Also known as Frijoles Refritos in Spanish is a Mexican mashed bean dish.This can be served as a side to a main dish  in burritos or as a dip or in tostadas, pupusas etc and the famous taco bells crunch wrap also contains refried beans.

Preparation time 45 minutes
Serves 4
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Calories Per Serving Approximately 139 per serving
Difficulty Medium

1 cup pinto beans soaked overnight in water
1/2 onion diced
2 jalapenos deseeded and finely diced
salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder(optional)
2-3 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon mexican oregano

1.Pressure cook/slow cook the beans in water and salt for about 10 whistles until they are soft and mushy.

2.In a pan heat the oil and saute the onions and jalapenos until soft and translucent.

3.Add the oregano and chipotle pepper powder and saute for 1 more minute.

4..Add to the beans and continue to cook for few more minutes until the water evaporates(Add more water,mashing with a potato masher (if you do not have enough water to cook the beans) and the consistency of refried beans is reached(like a porridge).

Traditionally pork or lard are added to the dish instead of the oil.You can use those if you wish.
If you do not use a pressure cooker cook them in a stock pot on a low simmer.
You can also add chicken stock or vegetable stock to the dish instead of water.


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