Chef John's Refried Beans
One of life’s great indulgences is greater when it’s homemade: salty, spicy refried beans. Learn from Chef John the great “re-frying” secret behind this delicious bean side dish. After soaking pinto beans in water overnight, add to a stockpot with fresh, cold water, garlic cloves and dried epazote, a Mexican herb. After simmering soft, add to a pot of onions softened in lard, diced serrano peppers and dried chipotle pepper. Then add liquid, cook and gently smash the beans until they’re the texture you crave. Garnish with queso fresco and fresh oregano, then serve in burritos, with rice, on nachos, on anything! Get the recipe for Chef John's Refried Beans.