I made refried beans at the weekend. There are lots of recipes out there, I used one very similar to this one, perhaps with a bit extra garlic as I do love garlic. I bought dried black beans from my local refill shop and soaked them overnight, then the following day proceeded with the recipe. I didn’t completely blend all the beans as I wanted a varied texture, I mashed them so some beans were partly in tact.
So what’s so good about them? Well beans and pulses are amazingly nutritious – full of fibre, high in protein and low in fat. They also offer a range of vitamins and minerals and are very affordable. For more information on beans and pulses, check out what the NHS has to say about them here. If you want to dive in and learn lots about the different types, them check out the pulses.org site. I love it. Whatever you do, decide to include more beans and pulses in your diet. Good for the planet, good for you and your pocket.