Authentic 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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- 1 1/2 c
- kidney beans, dry
- 1 Tbsp
- 1 clove
- 1 pinch
- pepper (optional)
- 6 c
- 2 Tbsp
- butter, melted
1Soak your beans in a medium bowl filled with water for 1 - 4 hours
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!