Real Refried Beans

"I currently live in Arizona and I have a brother in law who is from Mexico and taught me a very good and easy way to make authentic refried beans. These are my favorite! I can't stand canned refried beans. I hope you enjoy!"
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Ready In:
6hrs 15mins




  • wash pinto beans and remove any fragments.
  • place pig's foot or ham hock in crock pot, add beans, jalapeno, onion, cumin, coriander powder, and garlic.
  • Add water to cover.
  • Cook on high until beans are soft.
  • Remove pig's foot or ham hock.
  • Scoop out beans and mash or puree and in skillet with heated oil add beans and stir til heated.
  • Or you can eat the beans with tortillas with out mashing and refrying! Delish either ways!
  • Salt as desired.

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  1. So easy and so delicious! I wouldn't change a thing.


<img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"> Hello!!! I am a single mother of a multi handicapped 4 year old and I am a full time college student and I work in the health care field, I also take great delight in regional classics and authentic foods. Biggest pet peeves: I understand people like to take recipes that are from a culturally diverse background and make it their own (either by Americanizing it or what not..) but claiming it to be authentic. I prefer that a person says "This is my knock-off version". For me, it's like somebody carrying a Fake Prada and saying it's the real deal. It's not. I am very fair on my judging of recipes. Don't be offended if I don't like it. You can't make them all happy. I will tell you why it didn't work for me and maybe some suggestions on what could make it better or more appealing. Do not email me your nasty messages about it or have you and your recipe posting buddies harass me because I say your recipe isn't traditional. Because it's not and it's a blatant lie and you should say it isn't traditional. I don't get offended if people don't like mine. Different strokes for different folks. It doesn't hurt me not does it make or break my bank.
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