Monday, December 12, 2011

Refried Beans

Refried Beans

2 cups Dry Pinto Beans
8 cups Water
2 Bay leaves

Add together, bring to boil, turn heat down to medium-high and cover gently boiling for 2 hours.

Then Add

1/4 cup diced tomatos ( diced tomatos, ketchup,spaghetti sauce- all work fine!)

1/4 cup vegetable oil
seasoning to taste ( can use 1 tsp of garlic powder and 1 tsp of onion powder, I have also used red pepper flakes, curry and cumin for great results)

Gently boil about another 1 1/2 keeping covered. Take off heat and remove bay leaves. With a potato masher, mash well and keep stirring beans off bottom as you mash until you have a refried bean consistancy!

Once you make these you will never want to go back to store bought! These are sooooooooo good with a fraction of the oil that is used in commercial brands or other typcial recipes!