Frijoles - Mexican Fried Beans

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

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    By Robert Carrier

    Published 1965

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    • 1 pound red beans
    • salt
    • 6 tablespoons lard


    Soak beans overnight. Drain. Add water to cover; season to taste with salt, and cook slowly until very tender. Drain the beans and mash them. Add very hot lard, and continue cooking, stirring from time to time, until fat is absorbed by the beans. Do not let fried beans scorch.

    The famous frijoles refritos, Mexican refried beans, are made by heating fat in frying pan, adding mashe