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Lard Recipes

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Authentic Mexican Re-Fried Beans

11 January 2016

Authentic Mexican Re-Fried Beans Serves 4-6

Re-fried beans make a delicious dip for crisp tortilla chips, a taco filling or simply as a side to enlighten any Mexican style meal. York Foods Lard truly adds an authentic flavour to this dish.

You will need:

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can pinto beans or substitute cannelini beans
  • 3 Tbsp York Foods Lard
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 3 bacon middle rashers, finely diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½-1 whole dried ancho chilli, crumbled/chopped
  • 2 cups water or chicken stock
  • Salt and lime juice to taste.


  1. Rinse beans well under cold water, drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, sweat onion and bacon in lard until soft and fragrant. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute to soften but not brown.
  3. Add spice mix and cook for about 3 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add dried ancho chilli.
  5. Add beans and mash slightly with the back of a spoon or potato masher Add 1 cup of water or stock and cook until evaporated over medium heat.
  6. Add the second cup of water or stock and cook to a ‘dip’ consistency over medium/low heat.
  7. Add a squeeze of lime juice before serving. Serve warm.