Refried Beans Pita

October 7, 2015

Refried Beans Pita


Refried Beans Pita
It’s dark, so very dark. Darker than I thought it would be at this time. Too dark. The pictures are going to be terrible! I made a decision about a year ago to try to always take my pictures in natural light. I much prefer it, it’s cleaner and (surprisingly!) more natural. I had planned to do just that last evening. I would make my delicious refried beans, stuff them into warmed pita bread, spread over some sour cream and parmesan and take some beautiful pictures with the light flooding through my kitchen window. What do you do when it doesn’t happen the way it should? You plough on regardless and pretend that you were going for the unappetising, unnatural look….

pic of the list, with one glaring mistake!

Makes 4 pita breads

2 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves of Garlic (finely chopped)
1 Chilli (finely chopped)
pinch of Dried Oregano
1 tsp Hot Paprika
1 Tomato (finely chopped)
1 Tin of Cannellini Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 tbsp finely chopped Parsley
4 Pita Breads
2 tbsp Sour Cream
1 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion. Season well and cook for 7-8 minutes until the onion is soft but not coloured. Add the garlic, chilli and oregano and continue to cook for 2 minutes before adding the tomato and cooking for a minute more. Add the beans and parsley and cook for 5 minutes before mashing with a fork or potato masher. Check for seasoning, set aside and keep warm.


2. Meanwhile toast the pita breads before filling with the beans mixture. Cover with the sour cream and parmesan. Alternatively you can cut all the way around the pita and layer the beans, sour cream and parmesan. Serve and take some better pictures than me!

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