Refried Beans

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Refried Beans

This is around other of my favorite recipes to convey inward the freezer at all times. Plus, the recipe makes a ton, thence it’s solely a piddling function for a lot of payout. We purpose refried beans inward thence many things… burritos, tostadas, nachos, equally a side dish, fifty-fifty merely equally a snack amongst tortilla chips! My super picky 5 twelvemonth erstwhile Abby is completely obsessed amongst these beans, in addition to wishes she could convey them for every meal. I ordinarily larn nigh 3 pints of refried beans from a pound of dried beans, which agency they are real economical compared to store-bought refried beans. Plus they sense of savour amazing! Give them a try!

Ingredients :

1 pound dry out pinto beans
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium jalapeño, diced small, seeds removed.
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dark pepper
half dozen cups water
two teaspoons salt

Instructions :

  • Rinse beans amongst cool water.
  • Place inward a tiresome cooker.
  • Add onion, jalapeño, garlic, cumin, chili powder, in addition to dark pepper.
  • Pour H2O over the top.
  • Cover in addition to fix on high for 4-5 hours or on depression for 8 hours. (The longer they cook, the easier they volition travel to mash.)
  • After the beans are cooked, take away equally much H2O equally possible (I ordinarily larn nigh i loving cup of liquid out) in addition to reserve inward a minor bowl or mensuration cup.
  • Mash the beans (I purpose an immersion blender) in addition to add together the reserved liquid equally needed.
  • Make them a piddling thinner than y’all similar them, because they volition thicken equally they cool.
  • Add the salt, in addition to mix good (you tin add together to a greater extent than to sense of savour if y’all quest to).
  • Serve warm.


To freeze the beans : I ladle them into containers spell they’re warm in addition to allow them chill overnight inward the fridge. The side yesteryear side day, I label the containers amongst the appointment in addition to contents, in addition to thence freeze. To thaw, I either  put them inward the refrigerator overnight, or thaw using the defrost setting on the microwave. Depending on the texture, I sometimes add together a piddling chicken broth or milk to sparse them out a piddling after thawing. If they’re also runny, I detect that merely slow simmering them on the stove for a few minutes gets rid of the extra moisture. Enjoy!


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