I’m not one to toot my own horn, but I have to say, I make a mean batch of (refried) beans!
They are extremely tasty and the best part is that they are so healthy, inexpensive and flavorful. Kids and adults alike will love them!!!
Personally, I like to have some in my fridge at all time. And pretty much every Tico seems to think the same. This is a must-have traditional dish of Costa Rica.
1 pound of black beans
4 garlic cloves
salt to taste
Cook It Up!
Place the beans in the pressure cooker with one liter of water covering them completely. (Inside fact: the more water you have the better)
Put an onion head, 2 garlic cloves, and a tomato with salt in with the beans. Cover and cook for one and a half hours. (Insider Fact: Salt will prevent the beans from spoiling fast and the longer you cook the softer they will get and the less gas you’ll have)
Once it’s done, let cool.
Chop up the other onion very fine, and the other 2 garlic cloves. Heat up the frying pan with the oil and then add the onion and garlic to it.
Uncover the beans and smash up the cook onion, garlic and tomato along with the beans so to blend it all together. Then ladle the cooked beans with the water into the frying pan.
Mix it up with the frying onion and garlic for 15 minutes on low heat.
Now Serve It Up!
They are fantastic with rice, tortillas, eggs, nachos and whatever else you can think of.