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The start of a dip, a soup, a spread—with refried beans, the possibilities are endless

Oaxacan Refried Black Beans

2¾ hours 35 minutes active

In Oaxaca, black beans are a part of almost every meal. Though they often are served whole, we especially liked the balanced, complex flavor and smooth, velvety consistency of refried black beans. Lard gives these beans a rich meatiness, but coconut oil is a good vegetarian substitute. The beans can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. We liked this topped with cotija and fresh cilantro.

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