Refried beans
This Mexican staple can be used in quesadillas, tacos, burritos….
Servings
4people
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings
4people
Cook Time
30minutes
Instructions
  1. Drain the black beans and rinse thoroughly under running water. Blitz the beans to a paste.
  2. Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Grate the cheese. Wash and chop the coriander.
  3. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. When it foams add the onion, sprinkle with a little salt and sweat for 6-8 minutes over a very low heat.
  4. Add the garlic and bay leaves and cook for a couple more minutes. Then add the bean puree and mix thoroughly. Add a little warm water and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Add more water if the mixture starts to dry - you want a nice, smooth puree that fall easily off the spoon.
  5. At this stage, you can cool the puree, cover with cling film and re-heat when you are ready to serve.
  6. To serve, drizzle the puree with sour cream and scatter over the grated cheese and chopped coriander leaves.
Recipe Notes

‘Frijoles refritos’ or refried beans are a Mexican staple can be used in quesadillas, tacos, burritos….