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KJV's Refried Beans
This is a simple and EASY way that I use to make my re-fried beans for any and all dishes requiring them.
I use Pinto Beans - 8 oz. will be sufficient to use for most recipes unless you are needing to make lots of beans for purposes of a large gathering or party.
I rinse and sort them - taking care to remove any stones.
Put them in a 2-3 quart pot of water (making sure that the water covers the beans.) Cook over med - high heat. Stir occasionally.
You may need to add more water from time to time. cooking time will vary. Cook the beans to the tenderness that YOU desire.
When the beans are done, reserve half the water that it was cooked in.
This is the time to season and salt your beans. At this time I take 1/2 cup of the cooked beans and mashed them with the back of a large spoon and add the reserved water to it. Do this with more or less of the beans if you desire & then put the mashed portion of the beans back with the rest. (this to me is how the consistency of how you would get it if you bought a can of re-fried beans)
Another optional thing to add to the beans is several cloves of mashed or chopped garlic & 1 med. size onion chopped WHILE the beans is cooking. This gives the beans a good aromatic flavor.
Posted by kjv on November 14, 1998
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