oh my gosh.
i wish i had some super duper great reason why i’ve been away…but i just have lots of excuses. a wedding in Mexico. restructuring in my “real” job. i wanted to post this for meatfree monday however the weekend got away from me with family photos, grad party, my mom’s birthday, baptism and my sister college graduation ceremony..phew…i guess i do have super duper great reasons….oh and really really nice weather. so me and the boys are outside a long time…and that fresh air is exhausting in the best way.
oh my gosh.
i seriously could not wait to share this recipe with you.
i know beans. you are thinking what?
but really they are so good…especially if you love refried beans…making your own homemade you won’t wanna go back to the can.
and you make them in the slow cooker. holla.
i’ve made these 3x and I FINALLY remembered to take photos. then had to laugh at myself when I was scooping them into the bowl…i just kept scooping and talking to the boys not paying attention and got a bowl full.
so here you have it a bowl full of refried beans –without the refry!
you are welcome friends.
and tomorrow just wait and see what you can do with these bad boys…besides just eating them as a side dish with amazing Mexican meals.
need some ideas in the meantime?
refried beans without the refry
- 1 Large onion (quartered)
- 6 cups dry pinto beans (rinsed. this is not quite a bag. note i soaked mine overnight.)
- 1 jalepeno (seeded and chopped)
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 8 cups water
|Place all ingredients into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and stir to combine. |
Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water if needed.
Once the beans are done cooking I pureed them in my food proceesor. Or you can do by hand with a masher. Use the the liquid the beans were cooking in to get your desired consistency of the refried beans.
If you like them thicker you won't need to puree as much...if you like them thinner like mine shown you will need to add the reserved liquid.
I scoop into freezer bags and freeze. I like using a lot of beans so I split into 3 freezer bags.
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com