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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak your beans in a medium bowl filled with water for 1 - 4 hours
2
Rinse beans
3
Fill a medium pot with water and add the beans, salt, garlic, (and pepper)
4
Boil 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.
5
remove beans from heat. In a large sauce pan add the lard/butter to the pan and allow to melt on medium heat.
6
Add 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.
7
Serve 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