Black beans two ways

Black beans two ways

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.


For the refried beans

For the salsa

For the molletes

  • 2 crusty bread rolls, such as mini baguettes or ciabatta rolls, halved
  • 1 tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 4 heaped tbsp refried beans (see above)
  • 125g/4½oz mozzarella ball, drained and roughly chopped (or 125g/4½oz Chihuahua cheese, grated)