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    Refried Beans

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    2 hrs 30 mins

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    1 hrs 30 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    Great for using in burritos, or on the side covered with a little melted Monterey Jack cheese.

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    1. 1
      Sort beans and place in a pot with 6 cups water.
    2. 2
      Soak overnight, or bring to a boil, cook for 3 minutes, then cover and remove from heat, allowing to sit undisturbed for 1 hour.
    3. 3
      Drain and rinse beans, and cover with 6 cups water.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil, then cover, and simmer for 1- 1 1/2 hours or until tender and creamy.
    5. 5
      Drain beans and retain cooking liquid.
    6. 6
      Cook onion and 6 cloves minced garlic in 4 tbsp lard in a deep skillet until tender.
    7. 7
      Add drained beans and mash until smooth and creamy, adding some of the cooking liquid if necessary (to adjust consistency to your liking).
    8. 8
      Season to taste with adobo seasoning or seasoned salt.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 17, 2013


      I like my refried beans to be pretty basic, as these are. I prefer to add seasonings that go with whatever I will be using them in. Now, I did have some technical problems, including letting the pot go dry, but managed to avoid total disaster. They probably dried out a touch between the cooking of the beans and the final steps, so I found that using the immersion blender to mash it all up greatly reduced my frustration level. I did add a bay leaf and some peppercorns to the beans as they were cooking. I apparently have no adobo seasoning, so used sazon and a southwestern no-salt seasoning mix to keep the sodium low. I used some of this to make quesadillas with beef. As the beef was only mildly seasoned, I added chopped jalapenos to the refried beans, and had a nicely spicy snack. I cooked 1/2 lb of beans and the end result fit nicely into a quart container.

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    • on February 15, 2013


      this is a good basic recipe

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    • on August 26, 2005


      They were very bland and I had to use twice as much salt to flavor them and I found the lard unnessacary with a non-stick skillet

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    Nutritional Facts for Refried Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (55 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 265.9
    Calories from Fat 64
    Total Fat 7.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 6.0 mg
    Sodium 7.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.1 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 12.4 g

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