Spicy Refried Black Beans

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 5 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place beans in bowl and cover with cold water; let soak overnight.
  • Cook bacon in large heavy saucepan until just beginning to color, about 4 minutes.
  • Add onion and next 6 ingredients (bay leaves through ground cloves) and saute until onions soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain beans and stir into onion mixture.
  • Add garlic and then 3 1/2 cups stock; simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, char chiles and bell pepper over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides.
  • Place in plastic bag for 10 minutes.
  • Peel chiles and pepper and dice, reserving any juices.
  • Set aside 2 tablespoons chiles and 2 tablespoons bell pepper for garnish.
  • Add remaining chiles, bell pepper and any reserved juices to beans.
  • Cover and simmer until beans are very soft, about 1 hour, depending on freshness of beans.
  • Using back of wooden spoon, mash half of bean mixture against side of pan.
  • Continue cooking until thick and slightly dry, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  • (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover beans, bell pepper and chiles separately and refrigerate. Reheat beans over low heat, stirring frequently, before continuing.).
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Spoon beans into 1 1/2 quart shallow flameproof baking dish, sprinkle with cheese and broil until cheese bubbles, about 4 minutes.
  • Garnish with resreved chiles and bell pepper and serve immediately.
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