Chocolate Refried Beans
This is a really quick recipe when you're in a hurry for something to eat. Cocoa enhances refried beans and makes them particularly rich with lots of umami notes.
Servings: 2 people
- 1 small onion - finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic - finely chopped
- glug of olive oil
- knob of unsalted butter
- 400 g tin black beans or red kidney beans (I used haricot beans the first time as that was all I had)
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp hot chilli sauce - I used my own homemade chilli sauce
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
Fry the onion and garlic gently in the oil and butter for about 10 minutes or until translucent.
Drain and rinse the beans and add to the pan.
Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Mash roughly and serve.
Serve with tortilla chips, thick yoghurt or sour cream, chopped coriander or parsley and a green salad.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.
Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 4mg