My boyfriend and I are absolutely obsessed with this little taco joint down the street from our apartment. It seriously has the best re-fried beans ever. Their burritos and tacos are kinda amazing also. But really it’s all about the beans. And get this – they aren’t made with lard! Say what?!? My kinda beans!
On nights when I don’t get home in time to make dinner, my boyfriend would hop on over to the taco house and pick up all the fixin’s and make himself a burrito or something of the sort. I decided that it was high time I started making my own re-fried beans and let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier with the results. 2 1/2 cups of dried pinto beans makes enough beans for the whole week for the 2 of us. We eat a lot of southwestern/mexican style food so these go like hot cakes in the kitchen! I’ve since stuffed them into burritos, made bean and cheese quesadillas, topped a bowl of re-fried beans with guacamole and make my favorite bean dip for a big Laker game party we had last week!
I made this batch with a bag of these dried pinto beans laying around from Cube Marketplace in LA – but you can use whatever dried pinto beans you have!
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!