Saturday, January 23, 2010
"Beans, beans the magical fruit the more you eat the more you....." There are so many childhood memories associated with beans, chile and tortillas that I dont have the time or space or even inclination to mention. I first learned how to make refried beans when I was probably around 12 years old or so and it was something I made often because it took the ordinary bean and turned it into something else, equally as ordinary but different no less.
Refried beans are easy to do, you start with cooked beans then make a roux with roasted chile, onions and garlic and some kind of fat, if you eat meat then use bacon and bacon fat like I did, if not use something else.
When the roux is perfect add the beans and mash like you just dont care, and after you mashed a lot then mash some more until they are creamy and delightful.
Creamy refried beans, mmmm - now its up to you if you want them as a side dish or spread on a fried flat corn tortilla as a tostada - believe me, if you make these you will never go to Taco Bell ever again.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 2:26 PM