Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Refried Beans

  2. 1 dried ancho or chipotle pepper

  3. boiling water

  4. 1 large onion, chopped

  5. oil

  6. 1 large or 2 small cans black beans

  7. Pour boiling water over the dried pepper. (Chipotles are smoked

  8. jalapenos, adds heat and smoky taste. Anchos are only slightly hot,

  9. and slightly sweet.)

  10. Saute the onion in oil (I use olive). Nice to use plenty of oil,

  11. but not crucial. Once the onion starts to brown, add the drained

  12. beans. Cook until beans soften thoroughly and can be easily mashed,

  13. mash them roughly. Allow some browning of the beans.

  14. When close to done, put softened pepper (remove the stem, and seeds

  15. from chipotle if you want less heat, wear gloves) and soaking water

  16. in a food processor or blender and puree. Add to bean mixture, and continue cooking to evaporate water until desired texture is reached.

  17. Other beans will work too, pintos are more commonly used, but I

  18. like black beans this way.


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