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    Refried Beans

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    2 hrs 5 mins

    5 mins

    2 hrs

    Dib's's Note:

    I got this recipe from a little old lady who ran a cantina near the beach in Ensanada Mexico. Black beans are the best for this recipe. If the color throws you use red.

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    • 2 teaspoons oil
    • 2 jalapenos, chopped fine
    • 2 medium onions, chopped medium
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced (not traditional) (optional)
    • 4 (14 ounce) cans black beans (or red kidney or pink kidney-black has the most flavor)
    • 1 (12 ounce) can beer


    1. 1
      In a large pan saute the onions and garlic to just translucent.
    2. 2
      Add the jalapenos and continue to saute until JUST beginning to brown.
    3. 3
      Add the beans, 2 cans rinsed and drained, two with juice.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for around 1 1/2 hours, adding beer as needed.
    5. 5
      You don't want the beans to dry out.
    6. 6
      If there's any remaining beer left drink it.
    7. 7
      Sometimes 2 cans are needed.
    8. 8
      Don't add salt until dish is done and taste first.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 24, 2002


      Excellent beans, but maybe you should consider adding a LOT of bean-O to this recipe. We had these last night, and my girl friend is killing the plants in the house. *Grin*

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    • on May 07, 2002


      This is spooky - I know for a fact that this was one of the very first recipes that I made and reviewed shortly after I joined Recipezaar about 7 or 8 months ago! Darned gremlins! In any case, I have made them many times since then in my "Death to Canned Refried Beans" campaign. I always make them with Guinness stout or a good strong British brown ale instead of beer. I've eaten them as a side dish, and they have become a staple ingredient any time I make a recipe that calls for refried beans as an ingredient.

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    • on April 12, 2002


      Ecellent! I used half Kideny and Half black beans since I couldnt decide. It took 1 1/2 cans of beer. I made 11 bean burritos with them, 10 for the freezer and one I just ate.

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    Nutritional Facts for Refried Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 307.0
    Calories from Fat 23
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 5.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.3 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 17.6 g

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