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Beans recipe, the easy way.

Refried beans

frijoles refritos

 

Ingredients

250 gmsBlack or Pinto beans
2Onions cut in pieces
2Cloves of garlic
1Onion finely chopped
6 tbsp.Oil
Saltto taste
  
FOR DECORATION
200 grs.White shredded cheese (recommended Feta cheese)
 Totopos (Corn chips)

 

Hello friends, as you may know, beans are very important in Mexican diet, they are a rich source of iron and its flavour is delicious, I have been receiving many questions of how to cook them, so here you are:

Refried beans can be enjoyed as main course or as garnish with many dishes such as chilaquiles, quesadillas, ranch eggs, grilled meat, enchiladas, etc.

 

PROCEDURE

Wash the beans, soak them in cold water for about 3 or 4 hours or during the night.

Next day add the onion in pieces, garlic, a pinch of salt, and oil and add more water. Cook for 2 hours aprox. or until they get soft.

Once they are cooked take them off the fire and let them to cool down. While getting cold try them and add more salt if necessary.

When the beans get cold, fry the chopped onion with a little bit of oil and a small amount of beans while smashing them with a fish slice or turner spatula. Let evaporate the remaining water until getting a paste consistency. Not too dry though.

As soon as obtaining such consistency, take them off the fire to a small plate and spread shredded cheese on top and decorate with a few corn chips.

Thank you for joining me in another recipe my friends and stay tuned for the next one.

Thank you, Lupita.

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Quesadillas veggie (beans or potato)

Hello friends, here we are again with another formidable recipe.

A quesadilla is a corn tortilla filled with different ingredients: cheese, beans or vegetables or a combination of these ingredients, cooked often on a fried pan, then folded in half to form a half-moon shape.

This time we will enjoy making and tasting beans and potato quesadillas.

Ingredients

FOR PASTRY
½ kg.Corn flour
½ ltWater
FILLINGS
200 grsBlack or pinto refried beans
200 grsCooked potato
FOR DECORATION
1 bottleSour cream
300 grmsWhite shredded cheese
1 canGreen, Casera or Ranchera sauce

 

Procedure

Mix 2 coups of corn flour with approx. 2 coups of warm water and mix with your hands for about 4 minutes or until the dough stops sticking in the bowl.

Make approx. 15 portions of dough and press into 12cm round shapes using a tortilla press lined with a plastic bags. Make the pressing softly to obtain the shape a little thicker than a tortilla.

Fill and fold all the flour shapes with fried beans and white shredded cheese of you preference or cooked potato (quesadillas) and put them on a tray.

Preheat oil in a fried-pan and fried as many quesadillas as possible until they get crispy.

Then put them in a paper towel to remove the surplus oil.

Put three quesadillas in a plate, bath with sour cream and feta cheese and garnish with green or red salsa.

Thank you for joining me in another recipe.

 

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Huitlacoche Quesadillas with Green Sauce (salsa verde)

Hello friends, here I am again with another very nice recipe. This time it’s something different and unique, nothing less than huitlacoche quesadillas accompanied by the traditional green sauce.

The Huitlacoche mushroom also known as corn smut or Mexican truffle. It is a fungus, which grows randomly on organic corn (not sprayed with any fungicide). Origins Huitlacoche dates back to the Aztecs who enjoyed the corn fungus as part of their diet and nowadays is also part of Mexican’s cuisine. Continue reading Huitlacoche Quesadillas with Green Sauce (salsa verde)