Anyone have a refried beans recipe? I tried making them last night but wasn't what I expected. The refried beans from the local Mex place (Hells Kitchen, NYC) are great - smooth, creamy w/melted cheese on top, seems very simple.
Also, do pinto beans go by another name?
Here's the recipe I used:
15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2/3 to 1 cup chicken broth, homemade or low-sodium canned
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) (optional)
Reserve about a third of the beans. Mash the rest of the beans in a medium bowl with a large fork. Set aside.
Cook onions until lightly browned. Add garlic and continue to cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Add spices and cook for about 1 minute.
Add the mashed beans and half the broth; cook, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened. Add the reserved beans and the enough of the remaining broth to loosen up the beans. Simmer until the beans are thick but not pasty. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the fresh coriander, if desired, and serve.