Mexican refried beans recipe

Beans are almost as ubiquitous in Mexican food as tortilla.

Among the various ways to prepare beans in Mexico, refried beans are par excellence the garnish of many dishes, usually in the company of entomped rice (which we can soon prepare in another recipe). But they also make an excellent dip that seriously competes with the guacamole and the melted cheese to accompany totopos or nachos. In my case it is the favorite, above the other two.

By thinking about all this I was already hungry, and I am sure you will also read it. So let's get straight to the point.

How to prepare Mexican refried beans (grandma's recipe)

For this recipe for refried beans I use tree chiles, although they can be replaced with hot peppers or sweets, and even peppers.

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Refried beans served as garnish

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Refried Beans homemade recipe

Learn how to make the famous Mexican refried beans that are used as a side dish for almost any meal. Easy to prepare!Another option is to put a pot of water to heat, add the beans, leave them for a few minutes and then change the water.
  • Cook the beans over high heat, with a couple of liters of water. With a pressure cooker, leave them little more than an hour. With a normal pot, two and a half hours. If you still do not feel soft enough, let them cook for a little longer.
  • While The beans are cooked, the onion and the garlic are peeled. Cut the first into small cubes and shred the second.
  • Wash the cilantro and the chives, and cut into small pieces.
  • Wash chili or peppers. If it is hot pepper, remove the head branch. If it does not itch, it can be cut into small pieces.
  • In another pot, arrange 4 to 6 tablespoons of oil to fry the onion and garlic.
  • A Once the onion begins to look translucent, add the whole or chopped chili peppers as the case may be.
  • Add to the mix the strained beans, and just one cup of the broth (or even less, if you prefer the thicker beans).
  • Remove so that all the ingredients are mixed, and let cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Check and move the beans with some frequency.
  • If you added hot peppers to the recipe , this is the time to look for them and get them out. If not, everything stays as it is.
  • Add a teaspoon coffee maker cumin, cilantro and chopped chives, and salt and pepper to taste. Revolver.
  • With an implement to crush potatoes, step on the beans until they turn pasta. If technology is yours, you can pass them through a blender or robot at this point, but beware of burning yourself.
  • After the beans are crushed and look like cream, try and correct the seasoning, if necessary.
  • You can serve alone or accompany with cheese and cream. Bon appetit.

    Tips for unforgettable refried beans

    1. Traditional refried beans are prepared with black beans, but the recipe can be varied with different types of beans or beans for to change the flavors.
    2. This suggestion depends on the taste of each cook, but I like to balance the seasoning of the beans with a pinch of sugar at the end of cooking.
    3. You can save yourself the trouble of preparing the beans from the bag, with beans that come in cans. The result of the recipe is still correct and at least the cleaning of the grains and the long cooking or pressure cooker disappears.
    4. You can freeze the refried beans that you are not going to eat quickly.

    Did you prepare your beans to eat with nachos? Do you also want guacamole? By clicking on the links you have the recipes 🙂