tacu tacu

Refried Rice and Beans / Tacu Tacu

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:28

Ingredients :

3 cups beans (preferably Peruvian Canary beans)
1 lb pork fat or bacon, diced
2 cups of cooked rice
2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 fresh yellow aji/chili (aji amarillo fresco), seeded and deveined


Soak beans overnight. Drain and cook in unsalted water together with pork fat or bacon until soft.

Remove from heat and let cool. Beat with a wooden spoon to form a coarse purée. Set aside and let cool.


Refried Rice and Beans Simple / Tacu Tacu Simple / Calentado

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:21

Serves 4

1 can of beans (any type you prefer)
1 pound bacon, diced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup ají amarillo paste / hot yellow pepper paste
1 cup cooked rice
Salt and pepper

Drain liquid from the beans can. Mash beans with a spoon or fork, just enough to obtain a rough pure.