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Refried Beans with Flour Tortillas and Pickled Red Onions

Published May 3, 2018

I do most of the cooking in my house, not because my wife isn’t a really good cook (she is), but because I just enjoy it a lot more than she does. When I used to go away on trips and she stayed home, I would pretty reliably return to find a half-opened can of refried beans in an otherwise empty fridge. This always struck me as a little melancholy until I realized that this was not for lack of other options, but that she just really loves refried beans and is pretty delighted to eat them for dinner. Now that I think about it, she’s right. Refried beans usually get the side-dish treatment, but there’s no reason they can’t or shouldn’t be the main event. With a few garnishes and some flour tortillas for scooping, that’s exactly what they are. And whether you start with home-cooked beans or not, actually frying, mashing, and seasoning them yourself makes a huge difference.

Makes: 4 servings
Time: 20 minutes with cooked beans

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