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             Classic Mexican Fried Beans With Onions And Garlic
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8916
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   vegetable oil -- lard, bacon or
                         -- chorizo drippings
    1      medium        white onion chopped
    4                    garlic cloves -- peeled and finely
                         -- chopped
    4      cups          undrained -- seasoned cooked
                         -- beans, slightly
                         -- warm
                         salt -- to taste
      1/2  cup           crumbled mexican queso fresco -- queso anejo,
                         -- pressed, salted
                         -- farmers
                         cheese -- dry feta or
                         -- parmesan, for
                         -- garnish
                         tortilla chips -- for garnish
 In a large well seasoned or nonstick skillet, heat the oil or pork fat
 over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until
 deep golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cook for a minute
 or so, then use a slotted spoon to scoop in about 1/4 of the beans,
 leaving most of the liquid behind. With a bean or potato masher, or
 the back of a large spoon, mash the beans into a coarse puree. Add
 another portion of the beans, mash them in, and continue until all the
 beans have been added and coarsely mashed. Add about a cup of bean
 liquid or water and stir frequently over the heat until the beans are
 still a little soupier than you'd like to serve them (they'll thicken
 as they sit.) Taste and season with salt if needed.
 Yield: 6 servings
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