Frijoles Refritos

Traditionally Frijoles refritos, or refried beans, are cooked with lots of chilies, garlic, and onion. The beans are cooked to tenderness, then fried and mashed in lard. They are salted and consumed in large quantities. I’ve been eating them for as long as I can remember, usually out of the well-known can, Rosarita’s, with the trademarked logo of a happy Mexican girl holding up a plate of beans.

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