actually more than a filling - a recipe with a thousand uses; filling, spread,
dip, spackling, etc. Technically it's a recipe for refried beans. Although I have
heard that in Mexico, true refried beans are made with nothing but beans and oil.
Onions aren't even used to make them. But that little cultural detail shouldn't
impede your enjoyment of this recipe; which will amaze everyone who tastes it
(I am only partially kidding)".
- 5 tablespoons
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 cans beans (preferably black beans)
- 1 tomato (chopped)
- 3 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- juice of two lemons, limes or one orange (in theory a grapefruit would work
cayenne pepper to taste (1/4 teaspoon should do)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
What You Do:
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet under medium-high heat.
- Add the garlic and onion, fry until the onion turns translucent.
- Raise the heat and add the beans, stirring and mashing them.
- Add the tomato, cumin and oregano.
- Continue to stir and mash the beans. In a few minutes they should be mashed
to a past-like consistency; add the lemon, lime or orange juice and stir well.
- Then lower the heat and add the salt and cayenne to taste.
- Finally, add the chopped cilantro and stir it in a little.
- Serve or use as needed.