Recipe: Smoky Vegan "Refried" Black Beans
This is a version of a dish an ex-boyfriend created for me: smoky vegan "refried" black beans. They're not refried at all, but whirred together to create that paste-like consistency.
A snap to throw together, with pantry staples, and once you have the black beans ready, you can add any additional toppings you have on hand like lettuce, steamed greens, cooked corn kernels, chopped tomatoes, avocado, shredded cheese, sautéed peppers and onions – the additional toppings are endless!
Smoky Vegan "Refried" Black Beans
1 can Goya black beans, not drained
1/2 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Sautée the onion in evoo until fragrant. Add minced garlic, sautée for one minute. Add paprika to warm the spice (10 seconds), add the beans (with their liquid) and bring all to a boil. Cook the bean mixture on a simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and mash the beans with a hand blender. check for seasonings and adjust. Spread on warmed corn tortilla and add your toppings like lettuce, steamed greens, cooked corn kernels, chopped tomatoes, avocado, shredded cheese, sautéed peppers and onions.