Fresh or Fast:
Fresh: Make as directed. Fast: Use a 16-ounce can refried black beans (heated through) instead of Frijoles Colados. Omit Cebollas Encurtidas and garnish instead with thinly sliced cucumber and/or radishes.
Instead of using cooked chicken, you can make the poached turkey from Sopa de Lima. Discard the broth or reserve it for another use.
In the Yucatan, they put habañeros in almost everything, but they pack a lot of heat, so feel free to limit them. In this recipe, for instance, put them in the Frijoles Colados but not in the Chiltomate Sauce.
Frijoles Colados (Sieved Black Beans)
Because hot chile peppers, such as habañeros, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.