One thing I've missed in this new lifestyle of mine is going out to eat Mexican food. Specifically, refried beans. The creamy, mushy, full bodied, spicy, extremely delicious dish which always used accompanied my fajitas. They're so versatile...eat them with a fork, pick them up with a chip (or 500), or schmear them on your tacos. And it even came in varieties: black beans or pinto.
My Fast Fix Friday solution at home: adding chipotle peppers and fresh veggies. I created a creamy, spicy, yummy, filling version in my humble opinion.
I actually used this as a main meal instead of a side dish, but you totally could make this a side option if you've got something else planned for the main event.
You can customize it however you'd like: add more spice, or take some away. Put half of the mix in a blender and blend it up. Mix the blended, creamy beans with the rest still left in the pot and create a texture extravaganza in your mouth! Or leave it chunky like I did if you're really running short on time.
Top with avocados, sour cream, cheese, chives, or cilantro. Put the beans over rice or quinoa. I put mine over roasted butternut squash. Make nachos if you'd prefer! The choices are endless. And being my day for fast fixin', I'll skedaddle out of here and get my weekend rolling....or in the case of tonight (and more than likely tomorrow) watching it snow. Enjoy!