Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Homemade Refried Beans

I don't know about yours, but my family loves refried beans, and I find that I use them a fair amount in my cooking. They're great to use particularly for a quick meal or for an addition of protein to an otherwise lacking entree. I recently discovered that I could make my own beans, without the preservatives and expense of the canned variety. And you know what? They were easy and quite tasty!

Here's the recipe:

Homemade Refried Beans
1 lb beans (any variety, but black beans are my family's favorite)
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder

Soak beans overnight (by putting them into a bowl and covering them with water). Remember to leave room in your bowl for beans to expand as they absorb the water. If you forget the night before, just make sure the beans soak for a couple of hours in the morning.

Drain beans and place them in a pot and again cover with (new) water.  Cook with chopped onion for an hour or so, or until soft. Drain most of the liquid, but reserve some in case you need to change the consistency of your finished product. Add the seasonings listed above and mash them together. You can use a hand masher, but I prefer to use my immersion blender. Whatever method you choose, mash until you get the desired consistency, using the reserved water as/if needed.You know your family's preferences best!

When finished, your beans are ready to eat and are a healthful alternative to store bought brands. This recipe freezes well for up to six months, so I often double the recipe and save some for the nights that I don't want to cook. I also use this recipe a lot in conjunction with my homemade tortillas and enchilada sauce (coming soon) to make restaurant-quality burritos. Yum!


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