Thursday, June 25, 2015

Spicy Refried Black Beans

I know, I know. Refried beans make some people shudder, especially when they come straight out of a can.  There's a better way, people. Homemade refried beans are easy, quick and absolutely delicious. They will change burrito night in your household forever.

1/2 cup of onion, chopped (If you don't want to measure, chop up approximately 1/4 of an onion. It's not rocket science.)
1 15oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
4 tablespoons of olive oil, divided
1 cup canned fire roasted tomatoes, with juice (Or approximately half of a 15oz. can)
Salt to taste
1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a deep skillet on medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent.
2. Add the drained beans. Warm beans for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. (I've found this makes them easier to mash.)
3. Reduce heat to low. Mash beans with a potato masher until desired consistency. (I like mine roughly mashed, not too smooth.)
4. Add fire roasted tomatoes, additional 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt to taste. If beans appear dry, add a little water or some more tomato juice from the fire roasted tomatoes.

This recipe received two stars from my family.
*Secretly Nutritious
For more about my rating system, head over to the Eats page.

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