Monterey Jack Refried Beans

Monterey Jack Refried Beans created by linguinelisa

My mom gave me this recipe. Everyone I have ever cooked these for say they will never eat any other refried beans again. There are not any restaurants beans that can beat these!

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  • Cover beans with water; add chopped onion and bring to a boil.
  • Boil 2 minute.
  • Take off heat, cover and let sit 1 hours.
  • Do not drain water, but again add enough water to cover beans, heat to boiling, turn down heat and cook until beans are tender, stirring occasionally, about 1 to 2 hours.
  • (add more water if needed during cooking) When beans are done (make sure there is not too much water in the beans), take off heat and mash with a mixer Add margarine, salt, pepper, and cheese and continue to beat with mixer until the beans are soft.
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  1. pbruex
    Great recipe with some tweaks. Used a pressure cooker. Cut the fat in half, I used 2 Tbsp butter and a ham bone. Added 1/2 tsp cumin. Only used 4 ozs cheese and cutback salt to 1 tsp. Also used chicken stock to cook the beans. Excellent results.
  2. Lucky in Bayview
    This recipe turned out good. For some reason my beans needed to cook about 4 hours to get soft and then I made some adjustments to get the right flavor for us. I used butter instead of margarine, used half the amount of cheese called for. After tasting the beans, I could really taste the butter and wasn't loving it. I added about 1 T. minced pickled jalapeno, some chili powder and a tiny bit of cumin. I used the whisk attachment on my mixer to mash them. I think I'll put them through the blender to get them smooth. Easy, tasty recipe and so much better than refried beans from a can. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  3. Lucky in Bayview
    This recipe turned out good. For some reason my beans needed to cook about 4 hours to get soft and then I made some adjustments to get the right flavor for us. I used butter instead of margarine, used half the amount of cheese called for. After tasting the beans, I could really taste the butter and wasn't loving it. I added about 1 T. minced pickled jalapeno, some chili powder and a tiny bit of cumin. I used the whisk attachment on my mixer to mash them. I think I'll put them through the blender to get them smooth. Easy, tasty recipe and so much better than refried beans from a can. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  4. linguinelisa
    Monterey Jack Refried Beans Created by linguinelisa
  5. linguinelisa
    Fabulous! These beans are really fantastic. I cut the recipe in half and skipped the soaking part, just cooked them for about 3 hours. I used a potato masher on the beans as i like them a little lumpy but next time I think I will try the mixer method. I put a slice of bacon in with the beans to cook and removed it before mashing. I just love this recipe! Made for Name that Ingredient game.
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