Empty the cupboard – refried beans edition! There are numerous opinions regarding how you should properly make “frijoles refritos”, but don’t let that stop you from making an easy yet tasty version. We normally add a paste made from dried chiles, but you can substitute with whichever hot sauce, chili paste or salsa macha you have in your kitchen. In this recipe we used black beans, but you could substitute with kidney beans or similar.
Refried beans is a nutritious and protein-rich side dish to any meal or inside a delicious taco. If you feel like snacking, get a bag of tortilla chips and use it as a bean dip. Be sure to make a big batch because you’re going to be craving this for days!