Sincerely Loving Food,
Refried Black Beans
2 Cans Black Beans
Approx. 1 C chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp each: salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
approx. 1/4 C shredded cheddar cheese
If preparing to eat immediately preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drain and rinse black beans and pour into small pot. Pour enough stock into pan to almost cover beans. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Remove half of the beans to a small bowl and mash them anyway you choose. I use a pastry cutter but an emersion blender or even the back of a wooden spoon also work well. Smash and mash the beans until they are almost a paste, add mashed beans back into pot and stir to incorporate with whole beans. Pour the beans into a small baking dish and sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. If preparing in advance stop here, dish can be refrigerated for a day or so. Or bake for 12-15 minutes or until beans are bubbling and cheese is melted. Enjoy, especially with these fish tacos!