Chef John's Refried Beans
I don't think I would ever sit down to eat just a bowl of refried beans, but they make everything they're served on, with, or in, infinitely better. Just as long as you use lard to make them.
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You can substitute 1 teaspoon dried oregano for 1/2 teaspoon epazote.
If you want the beans loose enough to spoon over tortilla chips for nachos, you'll probably need to add all the cooking liquid. But that's up to you.