Monday, May 2, 2011

Homemade Refried Beans

Rinse and soak 4 cups of pinto beans in your crock pot overnight. (Soak in cold water, don't turn your crockpot on!) The next morning drain water and refill with clean water. Cook in high all day. Make sure the beans are always covered in water.

A hour before you want to eat, saute in 2 TBS canola or olive oil
3 cups chopped onion
4 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 pkg or 2 TBS taco seasoning

then add
1 cup minced green pepper
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
and continue to saute'

Turn down heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Drain almost all the water off the beans (Save some water in case you need it.) Mash the beans with a potatoe masher. If the beans are too dry then add a little of the water you saved. When mashed, mix in your saute'd onion/green pepper/spices. Replace crockpot and continue to cook on high for an hour so the spices can mix in with the beans. Use in burritoes or as a side dish. Que bueno!

1 comment:

Lochsley said...

We made it and it was delicious!!! Jason was scared because whenever he had re-fried beans they didn't put any spices or onions or peppers so he was eating just mashed up beans. He loves these though!! I love you!!