Refried Beans from Scratch

Recipe by Calla Flower
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READY IN: 3hrs
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse beans under cold running water, picking out any debris or bad beans.
  • Place beans, water, 1 T shortening and sliced onion to a 3 quart saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1.5 hours, or just until beans are tender, not soft.
  • stir in salt, cover and simmer over very low heat for 30-45 min until beans are very soft. DO NOT DRAIN.
  • heat remaining 1/3 c shortening in heavy large skillet over high heat until very hot. add chopped onion and garlic. reduce heat to medium. cook and stir 4 min until onion is softened.
  • Increase heat to high. add 1 cup undrained beans. cook and stir, mashing the beans with a a potato masher.
  • as beans begin to dry, add another 1 cup undrained beans. cook and stir mashing beans.
  • repeat until all the beans and cooking liquid have been added and the mixture is a coarse puree. Adjust heat as needed to prevent burning. total smashing time is about 20 minute.
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