I made the refried beans, spread them on a tortilla, sprinkled Monterey Jack cheese on the top, and was finished!:
Super, super easy. You could use canned refried beans if you wanted to speed things up but homemade beans are so, so, so much better. My favorite part of this recipe? I didn't use black beans and, yet, TJOC calls them black bean tacos--the refried beans recipe says pinto or black beans and I like pinto beans much better.
Not much to blog about--the recipe was good but not very excited.
- Wikipedia says that the term "pinto bean"comes from the Spanish frijol pinto which is literally "painted bean". So that means pinto horses are painted horses. Neat!
- Pinto beans are usually used for refried beans in American Tex-Mex food and Northern Mexican food, while black or red beans are common in other parts of Mexico (Wikipedia). Anyone have any experience with this?
- The term "refried beans" is based on a mistranslation. It does not refer to being fried twice (Wikipedia)