Yield
serves 12 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Alberto likes to cook up a big pot of frijoles--beans--in plenty of water, store them in the refrigerator in their liquids to keep them moist, and then use them for stews, burritos, and refried beans.

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak beans overnight; drain. Wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with 1 gallon water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour or until beans are almost tender. Remove from heat; drain beans, reserving 2 cups cooking liquid.

Step 2

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and serrano; saute 2 minutes or until onions are soft. Add beans, reserved liquid, poblano, salt, and pepper; cook 20 minutes or until beans are tender. Sprinkle with green onion.

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