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Paul's refried beans Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Paul Polito
Added: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
2 cans black beans, drained
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves or scallions, optional garnish
Sour cream, optional garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and bacon. Render fat 2 minutes then add onion and garlic, cook 5 minutes.

Add 1 can of beans to the pan and season them with salt, pepper and cumin then smash them with a potato masher, combining them with bacon and onions.

When they are combined, add remaining can of beans and combine with smashed beans.

Add hot sauce to your taste and serve.

Chopped cilantro or scallions and sour cream are optional garnishes to this smash.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is Jenni's favorite

 

 

 

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