These spiced smashed black beans hit the mark in all categories. We used them as a side to chili-lime rubbed chicken, but they would be fantastic in any other Mexican dish, or served only with rice. Their texture is perfect--a precise marriage between refried beans and whole beans. The combination of spices is equally as versatile as their role in a meal. Add more cayenne for more heat, add more cumin for more flavor, add more chili powder for a heartier taste, or add more lime for some tart and tang, among other options.
These spiced smashed potatoes are delicious. They are sure to be a hit in whatever manner you choose to use them. Have fun exploring!
Spiced Smashed Black Beans:
I will list the ingredients, but you can add your desired amount of each
- black beans, drained
- cayenne pepper
- chili powder
- Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper
- lime juice
- Pour the beans into a saucepan.
- Use a potato masher to loosely mash the beans into your desired consistency.
- Add the spices.
- Cook on medium until hot.
- Taste and adjust spices.
- Serve with your main dish, add to your entree, or eat with rice.