Ah, Spring! There's so much to love about this season. Here in Minnesota the trees and plants finally start to bud and blossom, turning the vieww outside from brown to green.
My #1 favorite thing about spring is that it starts to warm up and we can spend more time outside. This also gives me the urge to quickly tackle spring cleaning so I can enjoy that time outside and not having thoughts of a messy house hanging over my head while I enjoy the outdoors.
As a part of spring cleaning, how about cleaning out all your old condiments to make room for something new. It's probably a good idea to get rid of those out-dated bottles and containers anyway, but it will also give you room for new flavors and I think you should make one of those flavors De La Viuda!
De La Viuda hot sauce is brand new to the United States. Both its flavors and its beautiful bottle art are inspired by the life of Señora Sanchez, a widowed mother of four from Jalisco, Mexico. To honor her late husband, Sra. Sanchez opened a street cart selling her own homemade hot sauce that her husband loved so much.
De La Viuda Hot Sauce is available in two flavors:
Original: A traditionally pure Mexican hot sauce that’s carefully crafted with chile de árbol peppers and artfully blended with an authentic mix of hand-selected premium ingredients and spices.
Green Pepper: A masterfully balanced hot sauce paired with an inspired mix of poblano and habanero peppers to create a palette of flavor that is delightfully unique.
I was excited to try De La Viuda Hot Sauce to amp up the flavor of one of my favorite dishes: Refried Black Bean Tostadas.
I've been making this dish for years and years, but now I'm amping it up with De La Viuda. I love that I can double (or triple) this recipe and make a big batch that's easy to re-heat for quick meals.
It's also perfect for spring because cooking it just once means I have many dinners to follow where I don't have to cook and we can spend that free time outdoors instead! On to the recipe:
Refried Black Bean Tostadas
canned black beans
De La Viuda Original Hot Sauce
How to make refried black beans:
Drain and rinse the black beans. Add beans and water to blender or food processor. Blend only until smooth.
Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook 3-4 minutes or until soft.
Add in garlic, hot sauce, salt and cumin and cook 30 seconds.
Add in the black bean mixture and cook, stirring often, about 10 minutes or until thickened.
To serve, spread beans on a tostada. Top with queso fresco and sprinkle with the chili-lime and/or additional De La Viuda Original Hot Sauce.
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- 2 cans of black beans (15.5 oz each)
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, minced (approximately 1/2 cup)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons De La Viuda Original Hot Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 12 tostadas
- 8 ounces queso fresco, grated/crumbled
- chili-lime sprinkle
- Drain and rinse the black beans.
- Add beans and water to blender or food processor.
- Blend only until smooth.
- Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook 3-4 minutes or until soft.
- Add in garlic, hot sauce, salt and cumin and cook 30 seconds.
- Add in the black bean mixture and cook, stirring often, about 10 minutes or until thickened.
- To serve, spread beans on a tostada.
- Top with queso fresco and sprinkle with the chili-lime and/or additional De La Viuda Original Hot Sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 737Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1408mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 12gSugar: 6gProtein: 43g
Nutrition is calculated automatically and may not be accurate.