Recipe by Karen
"A friend passed this recipe to me. It is a little more work, but worth it for authentic refried bean taste. To make ahead of time, beans can be covered and refrigerated for 1-2 days."
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dry pinto beans
1 1/2 teaspoons
shredded Cheddar cheese
If made correctly this is a tasty dish. The only things that I would consider not authentic is well, the butter (normally a litte bacon grease), obviously, and the salt (which is ALWAYS added at 20/30 mins before the beans are fully done. You can always add not fat and a dash of cumin and garlic powder.
Tried this twice thinking maybe the mistake was mine. Just too buttery of a flavor. The second time, I only used 1/3 of the amount the recipe calls for. Still too buttery flavored. I was making them to put into burritos. Who wants a butter flavored burrito? Perhaps good for other uses, but not at all to my liking. Sorry.
Awesome Recipe cooked as directed.
A tip if you love spice- add some juice from a jar of pickled jalapenos while the beans are simmering down (approx 1/2 cup worth) It gives the beans excellent flavor
Great Frijoles! Much better than any you'll get from a can!
And as good as those from the best restaurants!
As a variation I like to use 1/2 black beans, the black beans add a rich flavor.
I doubled the recipe and put 1/2 in the freezer!! Great time saver!
I'm a big bean person, so this recipe immediately appealed to me and seemed to go well with my "bff", Karen's Super Bowl party. I could eat refried beans right out of the can, so this was a tremendous treat! Ka and I didn't have enough time to do it the long way, so we subbed with canned beans. We also added canned green chiles and cut waaaaaay back on the butter. This was excellent and I wish there had been some leftovers! Good job Karen!
I had an extra bag of beans so I made this. These are really good! Although I don't agree with the author, it didn't seem like much work to me. The only thing I did different was added more garlic and froze the ones we weren't eating that night. Last night we were having tacos so I added the beans to the taco meat and it was fantastic! Very budget minded, just what I need with 3 kids~~~~Thanks!
This isn't bad, but to make them really good try this! While the beans finish cooking, fry a pound (yes a pound) of lean bacon, add onion, garlic, jalepeno and the beans. Cook until everything is done and mash the beans. YES, leave ALL the grease in the pan. Not good for the arteries, but oh so good on the taste buds!
I cook dried pinto beans fairly often but we're usually tired of eating leftovers before the pot of beans is gone. I had no idea how easy it would be to make delicious refried beans from them. From now on, I'll use this recipe on the leftovers and pop them in the freezer for our next Mexican meal. I'll never buy another can of refried beans. These are so good! Thanks Karen!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 109
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