Refried Black Beans
- 1 pound dried black beans, soaked overnight in cold water
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Drain the soaked beans and add to a pot. Cover with 2 inches cold water and add the garlic, onions, cumin, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Leave to a simmer until the beans are tender and the liquid has turned into a thick sauce, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Melt the butter in a skillet and pour in the beans. Mash the beans (leave some texture) and cook over a medium heat, 3 or 4 minutes.
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