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They’re not pretty but . . .

This is an easy and delicious recipe for “refried” black beans.  These are great in tacos, enchiladas, or as side.  

I like to use freshly cooked dry black beans in this.  I used to think that it was a lot of extra work to start with dried beans . . . until I started doing it.  Obviously it’s not an option if you come home from work on a weeknight and want to whip these up, but if you know you want to make them in the next couple of nights, you just throw some in a pan of water to soak, then boil them while you are doing something else around the house.  Once I started using the dried beans, I really noticed the improvement in flavor and texture.  Now I use dried beans almost exclusively.  Of course, you can absolutely use well-rinsed canned beans and have a great result with this recipe as well.

Probably more important than the beans is the broth.  Be sure to use a good broth that you really like the taste of, because the broth adds a lot of flavor to the final dish.

These freeze well, so when I make them, I make a big batch, have black bean tacos that night, and use the leftovers in another meal later in the week, or freeze them.

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