2012年4月7日土曜日

yummy beany cheesy goodness

I made quesadillas today with home made refried beans...

YUM!

That's not a bragging YUM! it's surprised YUM! as while I have been on the lucky receiving end of quesadilla goodness many times I had only made them once and that was with meat and this was a completely different thing all together and I made the refried beans which I had never done at all so it was all pretty risky as my cooking adventures have been known to be rather disastrous...

Anyway, this one was so good I had to share (and apologies in advance that I am sure I will have broken a hundred cuisine rules but then you know I put garlic in miso soup so there's really no hope...)

The beans:

2 cans kidney beans, drained (I saw Jamie Oliver say you don't need to drain them but I always do. That juice is just so thick and slimy looking....)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion really really finely diced
1 Tb cumin
1 Tb turmeric
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 can whole tomatoes, crushed

I sauteed the onion in bacon lard (because I'm unhealthy and old fashioned enough to keep dripping...) and then added the spices, beans, tomatoes and about two cups of water. Cooked over low heat for a while and then mashed it all up with a potato masher. Yum!

It's actually much more attractive than this picture which was taken 14 hours after they were made so you'll just have to make some to see for yourself!

It was a side dish with scrambled eggs for brekky and then the filling for the quesadillas and rocked both times. I'll definitely be making this one again!

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

That sounds so good to me! Yumm! : )

Crafty Tokyo Mama さんのコメント...

I save my bacon fat too! It's great for making german potato salad and fried potatoes. I never thought to make my own refried beans. Will be giving this a try as soon as my stock of canned refried beans is gone.