Authentic Refried Beans

LiiLii Seniura

By
@liiliifish

On my travels, I stayed at a friends in San Francisco where I met a girl who asked, "wanna know how to make refried beans?"
I wish I could thank her in person. This recipe has been amazing for my authentic mexican nights. You'll never want to use canned beans again!


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Serves:
6
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
3 Hr

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
kidney beans, dry
1 Tbsp
salt
1 clove
garlic
1 pinch
pepper (optional)
6 c
water
2 Tbsp
butter, melted

Step-By-Step

1Soak your beans in a medium bowl filled with water for 1 - 4 hours

2Rinse beans

3Fill a medium pot with water and add the beans, salt, garlic, (and pepper)

4Boil on medium heat for 2-3 hours, till all the water is mostly absorbed. There will be a small amount of beany liquid at the bottom and the beans will squish easily.

5remove beans from heat. In a large sauce pan add the lard/butter to the pan and allow to melt on medium heat.

6Add beans. Using a spatula mash and fold the beans while frying. It's important to keep the beans moving or they will get crispy. Mash beans till it resembles a paste.

7Serve beans hot with melted cheese and salsa or store for later use. Makes a great cold snack with chips!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes, Dips
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy