Refried Black Beans
- Serves: 4 to 5
- Active Time: 1 hr
- Total Time: 1 hr
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Step 1: Preparing the Beans• 2 tbsp olive oil (for no–oil substitute 3 tbsp vegetable stock)
• 1/2 cup white onions, diced
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced
• 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
• 2 1/2 cups black beans, cooked and drained*
• 2 cups vegetable stock
First, gather and prepare your mise en place.
*Note: For added flavor, use this Basic Black Beans Recipe, to make the refried beans with.
In a hot fry pan, add the oil. Add the onions and reduce the heat to medium, sautéing them until they are translucent and golden, then add the garlic. *If omitting oil, add onions to a hot, dry pan and move them around rapidly. Once they begin to stick and begin to turn translucent, add the vegetable stock to deglaze and help caramelize the onion, then add the garlic.
Next, add the jalapeño and cumin. Stir for a few minutes until aromatic. Add beans and all the vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes to make sure the beans are soft enough to crush them between your fingers, signaling they are ready to mash.
Step 2: Finishing & Serving the Refried Beans• sea salt, to taste
• freshly ground black pepper, to taste