Frijoles topped with crema and cheeseFrijoles topped with chorizo and fresh herbs

Our famous frijoles

20th August 2009

Made with a base of soaked black beans, frijoles are a staple of Mexican food that you’ll find all across the mother-land. We serve two styles of frijoles at Wahaca – one with chorizo crumbled on top and the other with Lancashire cheese and sour cream… so take your pick.

Serves 4

400g cooked black beans
½ red chilli
2 stems of coriander
At least 50g butter
1 small white onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

To serve

Crumbled flash-fried chorizo or grated Lancashire cheese and sour cream


Cook the onion in the butter until soft then add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Drain the beans reserving the cooking liquid. Add the cooked beans with a little of their cooking liquid and whiz in the food processor. Remove to a bowl and season to taste.

Allow to cool and serve with finely chopped shallots, a garnish of coriander and a crumbling of chorizo or Lancashire cheese.

They’re perfect with a bowl of tortilla chips and an ice-cold beer.

Written by Beth Palmer

Passionate about Pork Pibil tacos, Beth is Wahaca's Senior Brand Manager, often spotted with her dog Seb by her side.

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