Authentic Refried Beans Recipe: A Taste Of Tradition From Serious Eats

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Classic Refried Beans Recipe

Ingredients:

Perfect Frijoles Refritos (Mexican Refried Beans) Recipe
Perfect Frijoles Refritos (Mexican Refried Beans) Recipe

2 cups cooked pinto beans
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic, sauté until translucent.
Add cumin and cook for another minute.
Add pinto beans and mash with a potato masher until desired consistency.
Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot with your favorite toppings like cheese, sour cream, and salsa.

Spicy Chipotle Refried Beans

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked black beans
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Add chipotle pepper, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper, cook for 1 minute.
Add black beans and mash with a potato masher until desired consistency.
Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.

Refried Bean and Chorizo Quesadillas

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked refried beans
1/2 pound chorizo sausage, casing removed
8 flour tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Steps:

Cook chorizo in a skillet over medium heat, breaking up with a spoon.
Add refried beans and heat through.
Spread bean and chorizo mixture on one half of each tortilla.
Sprinkle with cheese, tomatoes, and green onions.
Fold tortillas in half and cook in a skillet until golden brown on each side.
Slice into wedges and serve hot with salsa and sour cream.