The Splendid Table's Refried Beans with Cinnamon and Clove
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Mae January 1, 2021
I made this last night and thought it was great! I made burritos with them. I did wish the flavor was a bit stronger once it was all mixed up in the burrito. Next time I would up all the spices.
Sarah L. October 30, 2015
This makes a really great filler for burritos! I love it. Just be sure to grind the cloves well enough or they can be a bit rough to digest!
pattyrat March 5, 2015
I thought these might be a welcome change, but I personally didn't care for the cinnamon and cloves in this recipe. Prefer my refried beans with the more traditional seasonings - garlic, cumin, chili powder, etc.
SoupLady April 13, 2015
Sorry to hear it (I really love this recipe); but, I get it, it's a little strange to put cinnamon and clove in beans. I think you could leave them out and use cumin and chili powder instead and they would be very tasty.
cmtm January 4, 2015
Does anyone know what kind of bowl that is in the accompanying photo??? I inherited this same bowl from my mom and have always loved it but have no idea where it came from!
Amy M. February 1, 2017
No idea if you'll see this response two years later, Pinky, but just in case... That's an American yellow ware bowl, very common from the early to the late 19th century. There's quite a variety of styles of decoration. I have my great-grandmother's, with thinner brown stripes around the rim. The one in the photo, same as yours, is really lovely.
Renee B. November 29, 2014
This recipe sounds and looks delicious. Would pinto or Roman beans be a good bean substitute? Kidney beans are a much nicer color but don't agree with me.
Ethyl July 5, 2019
It's five years late but in case anyone else is wondering, any kind of bean works in this recipe. I make this all the time, although I usually leave out the jalapeno because I'm a wimp :) Goes great in quesadillas with smoked tofu.
Olypeninah February 12, 2014
Look no further. This recipe is da bomb. Plain beans? No way. Love the spices! I am so going to make certain my daughter has this memorized before she goes off to college. Soooo good!
Burf October 27, 2013
genius recipes never cease to amaze me. I've learned not to second guess measurements, textures, preconceptions,…. It's definitely different than what you get out of the can, but my house was totally diggin' this. Fantastic!
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