Refried Beans

Recipe by minnie chef
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READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • First rinse, then soak a pound of pinto beans overnight in a pot of cold water.
  • In the morning, bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for several hours (3 minimum).
  • If you don't want to soak them overnight, you can use the quick method: Put beans into a pot of water, bring to a boil, then turn off heat, put the lid on, and let sit for one hour. Then simmer for 3 hours.
  • Saute two pieces of bacon until almost crispy, then add the onion and saute until caramelized (about 8 minutes). Add garlic and jalapeno, saute a couple more minutes, add some oil if necessary.
  • Drain beans (the beans do not need to be completely drained. Save all of the cooking liquid "bean water".).
  • 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, if you desire.
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