Thursday, August 30, 2012

Homemade Re-fried Pinto Beans

Super easy to make your own refried beans!

Cooking Beans:
1 lb. dry pinto beans, sorted and rinsed
8 cups hot water
2 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 onion, rough chop
1-2 cloves of garlic, mashed

Put beans on the bottom of crockpot, add water. Mix in salt, oil, onion and garlic. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. Add more water while cooking if needed. Discard onion and garlic when beans are cooked.

Refried Beans:
1 lb. cooked pinto beans
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup oil
Salt to taste
Garlic, minced (optional)

Saute onions in oil until soft and clear (don't burn). On med-high heat, add drained beans a little at a time. Smash them while you add them. Add liquid from the beans until desired consistency is reached. If you prefer a smooth texture, you can blend the beans with an immersion blender (hand blender) or hand mixer. Add salt and garlic to taste. Heat until bubbling. Serve hot with cheese!