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home made refried beans

a recipe by
Dee Tourville

Yes, it's so easy just to buy canned refried bean but this taste so much better. AND you can add any seasoning you like. I like to add chipotle seasoning.

serves quite a few
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For home made refried beans

  • 3 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  • 3 clove
    garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed through a garlic press
  • 3 1/2 c
    home-cooked dry beans with just enough cooking liquid to cover or 2 15-ounce cans beans
  • salt

How To Make home made refried beans

  • 1
    in a medium-large (10-inch) bacon drippings over medium.
  • 2
    add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not brown, about 1 minute.
  • 3
    3. Add the beans. As the beans come to a simmer, coarsely mash them with a bean masher, old-fashion potato masher or the back of a large cooking spoon. How smoothly you mash them is entirely a matter of personal preference
  • 4
    Cook, stirring nearly constantly, until the consistency of very soft mashed potatoes—expect about 10 minutes total cooking time.
  • 5
    taste and season with salt if you think necessary.

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