Frijoles Adobados


A quick dinner, perfect for Lenten meals and just plain delicious frijoles adobados.  Frijoles de olla refried with chipotle chiles in adobo sauce add a spicy kick to your tostadas.      

Chipotle chiles in adobo ~ Smoked jalapenos are pickled in tomato puree, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, paprika, salt, onions and oregano. 

If heat is an issue, use only the sauce for a tamer kick.  Love heat?  Add more chipotles.  Freeze leftover chiles in a plastic bag. When a recipe calls for chipotles slice off as needed. Puree chipotles with mayo for a colorful sandwich spread or add to your potato salad for a Mexican twist.  Enjoy! Sweet Life        

Frijoles Adobados

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

Serves 4

2 cupsfrijoles de olla, plus ¼ cup broth water

2 tbsp olive oil

½ onion, finely minced

2 chipotle chiles in adobo 

1 tbsp of adobo sauce 


In a large skillet over high heat add oil.

When the oil is hot add onions and stir until soft.

Add beans, bean broth and chipotle chiles and mash.

Season with salt to taste.  Spread over tostadas.

Garnishes :  crema, cheese, cilantro, lettuce, or radishes      



  1. says

    I love your blog. I love the mexican cuisine, but its been basterdized here in Sydney. I cannot get a decent burrito here. I had the most amazing mexican meal in Manhattan though. these frijoles look scrumptious.

    Do you know of any Mexican cookbooks that you can recommend?

  2. says

    So simple and so delicious~ We have a few great bean dishes in our cuisine too but it is nice to change sometimes and this is a good one to do it with~ love the tostada and the crispiness against the creaminess of the beans

  3. says

    Looks so delicious!! I love the last picture, which creates an illusion that I could almost grab the spoon and taste it. :) I also love your playful presentation!

  4. says

    Yummo! I think it is bean day because I have had beans on my mind lately. I can’t wait to make a special dinner for Cinco de Mayo soon! These look amazing and I love the use of chiles in adobe! one of m fav ingredients to date!

  5. says

    I rediscovered my love of refried beans this week and so these are definitely going to be on the menu! SO easy and perfect for a good healthy lunch!


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