Enfrijoladas: Tortillas With Bean Puree

In a large saucepan over low heat, gently cook the onion in the lard until the onion slices are almost falling apart.

Mash with a machacadora (wooden bean masher) or a potato ricer until the mixture is somewhat smooth but still has a little texture.

In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until almost smoking. Using tongs, dip a tortilla in the hot oil for a quick bath.

Dip a tortilla into the bean mixture, coating it well on both sides. Place on an individual plate, sprinkle with a little cheese, a nd then fold in half. 

1 white onion, sliced into thin rings 2 tablespoons good-quality lard or olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups cooked, drained Rancho Gordo Rio Zape beans, or black beans such as Midnight Black or Santanero Negro Delgado


2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1/3 cup canola oil 12 corn tortillas 1/2 cup queso fresco or farmer cheese Chopped fresh cilantro and thinly sliced white onion for garnish Sour cream, Mexican crema, or creme fraiche (optional)


 Add the garlic and continue cooking until the garlic is soft.

Add the beans and broth and continue cooking until the beans are warmed through. 

Sprinkle with a little more cheese and garnish with cilantro and onion.