April 1, 2010 11:00 AM
Beans: Basic Pureed Beans
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TAGS: Bean , beans , Purée , pureed , salt
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Pureed beans are made with Frijoles de la Olla that are placed in a blender or food processor and pureed until smooth. They serve many purposes such as bases for soups and enfrijoladas. But also, they can be seasoned and turned into what the Yucatecan people call Frijoles Colados or Strained Beans.

Frijoles Colados are pureed beans that are seasoned by being cooked and thickened a bit over sauteed onion. If you keep on cooking the Frijoles Colados about 15 minutes more, you get to to have a smooth version of the Refried Beans

Makes about 5 cups

1 portion of Frijoles de Olla or Beans from the Pot or 5 cups precooked beans and 2 cups of cooking liquid (including their liquid and enough water to make 2 cups)

In batches, place beans and their cooking liquid in the blender or food processor and puree until smooth.