Gringo Refried Beans

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook your Pintos:
  • Wash beans and remove all gravel and such.
  • Place beans, water, onions and garlic in pressure cooker.
  • Add spices.
  • Close lid and bring to pressure.
  • Cook on medium heat for 55-65 minutes. Release pressure and test for doneness. Cook an additional 10 minutes, only if needed. Remove the onion and drain the beans, saving ALL of the cooking liquid.
  • Get down to the tasty business:
  • Saute the bacon until crispy, remove and devour at will (chef's prerogative!).
  • Add the onion to the rendered bacon fat and saute until caramelized (about 8 minutes). Add garlic, jalapeno, and Adobo Seco and saute a couple more minutes, adding some oil if necessary.
  • Put sauteed onion mixture in food processor along with about 2 cups of the cooked beans, puree.
  • Add the puree to the rest of the beans in the cooking pot- stir to mix.
  • Add the juice of one lime and season with salt, stir. Taste the beans. (It can take a lot of salt as this makes a large batch of beans.) Adjust salt to taste. If the mixture seems dry, add a bit of the left-over bean water until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Serve topped with cheese. Lots of cheese. :).
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