Refried beans in a bowl on a platter with tortilla chips
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Canned Adobo Sauce Will Bring Out The Savory Power In Refried Beans
Refried beans are the perfect mild base for salty, acidic, or spicy ingredients. In fact, you can add all of those flavors at once with some canned adobo sauce.
Adobo sauce, which can be sold by itself or with chipotle chiles, is a complex mix of tomatoes, vinegar, and spices. Its spicy, smoky, and tangy flavors make it a great condiment.
When paired with refried beans, adobo sauce adds a mildly spicy and pleasantly acidic depth that the relatively simple dish doesn’t usually have on its own.
Adobo sauce is also great for adding a smooth texture to your beans. Mashing it with refried beans adds a little more liquid, giving them a lighter, silkier feel.
Adobo sauce’s texture and smoky flavor also make it a great vegan replacement for lard, which is often added to refried beans as a flavoring and softening agent.