by Izy Hossack

Make a batch of refried beans and enjoy them in tacos, or with a variety of Mexican dishes. Using tinned black beans means the refried beans will be ready in no time! Use the leftovers to make molletes – a Mexican version of beans on toast, with melty cheese and a refreshing spoonful of pico de gallo salsa on the side.

Brunch

Buyer's guide

You can buy fermented black beans in Asian grocers or supermarkets to make your own black bean sauce. They are preserved in salt and should be rinsed well before using.