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Light Refried Black Beans

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“Refried beans are typically made from pinto beans, but black beans work well, too. Add a dab of sour cream if you crave a little richness. Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine.”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook garlic in oil in a skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add beans with their liquid and mash with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon to make a coarse purée.
  3. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot.
  4. Stir in enough of water to thin to a creamy consistency.
  5. Add pepper to taste.
  6. Serve warm, sprinkled with cilantro.
  7. (Beans can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat, adding water if necessary.) Makes 4 servings.

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