Cooking Mexican

Ingredients for Refritos

For Serves 4.
  • 1/2 lb. beans
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons yellow cheese, grated
  • 3 tortillas

Preparation of Refritos

1. In a saucepan put the beans to boil with the onion. When their skins wrinkle, add 1 tablespoon butter. When almost done, add salt to taste and continue cooking until the beans are very soft. Pour the broth into another container.

2. Mash the beans with a wooden spoon, add 1 cup of the broth and sauté the mixture in butter until it thickens into a heavy paste that can be rolled up. Serve hot, rolled and decorated with cheese and triangles of fried tortilla.

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