I had tried this recipe awhile ago and am still tweaking it. Here’s what I have so far:
a bit over 3 cups beans (2 15 oz cans drained, washed) – currently using black beans.
2 tbsp garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper
1) saute garlic in oil. I use lower heat and a pan, about medium. Brown it.
2) Add everything else, mash good, keep stirring.
3) Increase heat and stir until “well fried” (about 10-15 minutes). You’ll start getting a little browning and that’s a good sign. Keep mashing throughout.
Results? Well still kinda “eh.” The flavor is there, but subtle – and subtle enough even white corn tortillas mute it. I need to “jack it up” some more.
As a rule I don’t use salt but this could probably use a little – I’m also debating soy sauce and/or some red pepper powder. Suggestions welcome.
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