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YUCATAN FRIED BEANS
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.
- 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