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Yucatan Fried Beans or Frijoles Colados is a very typical dish in the Yucatan Peninsula. We cook the beans with a piece of onion and Epazote herb and then processed to make a lovely puree and finally strained before frying them with a couple of tablespoons of flavorful lard.
Course Basic Recipes, Side dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 145kcal


  • 2 slices white onion
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 4 cups of cooked black beans and its cooking liquid.
  • 2 tablespoons of lard or vegetable oil
  • Salt if needed


  • Roast onion slices and habanero pepper over a medium heat, turning from time to time to avoid burning.
  • Place the beans and its broth in your blender, chop the roasted onion and add it to the blender too.
  • Process the blender contents until you have a beautiful puree texture.
  • Heat lard or vegetable oil in a medium-size skillet. Pour the bean mixture into the skillet using a strainer.
  • Add the roasted habanero pepper to the beans and keep cooking the mixture stirring occasionally. Cook until desired texture, dry, creamy or liquid


  • There are several ways to prepare these Yucatan Fried beans; some people fry the onion and habanero pepper, then discard the habanero, it is used only to infuse flavor to the dish. As I always tell you, every household cook has his/her own of cooking.
  • If you want to adjust the texture of the beans to a creamy one, just add more of the beans liquid, chicken broth or water. To make it thicker, cook for a longer time to dry the bean paste.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 7g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.8mg