½cupbroth or stockto loosen beans and rice if necessary
½teaspoonsaltif beans and rice are salted, you may want to omit
several grinds pepper
Prep your ingredients - Mash 2 cups of beans (1 cup remains whole). Rice should be cooked. Chop onion and mince garlic.
Sauté the aromatics - Over medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil, add the onion, ground cumin, minced garlic, and ají amarillo paste. Cook 2-3 minutes
Cook the rice and beans - Add the rice and both mashed and whole beans. Add some broth/stock to loosen if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook the patties - Form mixture into 4 oval or round patties. Add a bit more oil to a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Place patties on the heat (do not crowd). Fry until golden and crisp; turn to cook the other side.
Serve - Top tacu tacu patties with chosen toppings and garnishes. We love eggs, so now is the time to cook the eggs. Enjoy!
Macronutrients are for 1 tacu tacu patty only. Toppings and garnishes will affect the total.