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Refried beans

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Bienvenidos! Welcome to our recipe pages as we teach you how to cook authentic Mexican foods. Our first recipe to share with you is Refried beans. How can it not be? Such a simple and economical recipe, one that is a basis for so many meals. Today, let’s add another flavor dimension to a standby. Ingredients: Olive Oil (or lard) Beans (whole and cooked in advance, or from a can) Chile de arbol Salt to taste My preference is Golden Olive Oil for it’s flavor. It’s a matter of taste. If you want flavorful food, use flavorful ingredients. Oil counts! Heat a pan and add oil to cover the bottom. Add 2-5 chiles de arbol and let them roast in the oil. Move the oil around them so that the oil absorbs the flavor of the chiles. This is not meant to burn your tongue, it’s meant to add another dimension to the flavor of the beans. Trust me, it’s really good. If you don’t want a lot, try just a couple. See the difference between the chiles cooked in oil? NOT BLACK. Just browned. There are two useful things to reduce splatter: 1. Add a bit of salt to the…
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