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Playing Rachael's Spicy Vegetarian Refried Beans

Rach likes to serve this quick-cooking recipe with her Suiza-Style Chicken Soft Tacos with Salsa Verde.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin (half a palmful)
  • ½ cup water
  • Two 14-ounce cans black beans
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (Rach's go-to is Frank's)


Serves: 4


Heat olive oil, a turn of the pan, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic, jalapeño, salt, pepper and cumin, and cook 5 minutes to soften. Add water and reduce to 2-3 tablespoons. Add beans and heat through.

Transfer beans to the bowl of a food processor and add lime juice and hot sauce. Process until smooth, adjust salt to taste.