Friday, August 24, 2012

Nikki's Homemade Refried Beans

This recipe originated from Nikki's mom!  

We love refried beans and this recipe seems
 very easy to make . . . love crock pot cooking!

**These proportions are assuming you have a large crock pot- 5 qt**
Put about 2 inches (about 3 cups) of dry pinto beans into crock-pot.   (Wash and rinse beans first)
Fill crock-pot nearly to the top with water

5 chicken bouillon cubes
1 Tbsp. garlic salt
1/2 medium sweet onion (Don’t chop up onion, just put half of onion on beans)

Cook on high until beans are soft.  (stir occasionally during cooking process.  You may have to add more water as beans absorb water.)

Strain beans or pour off juice, saving the juice in a separate bowl.

Add  1/2 cup of butter and a small amount of juice that beans cooked in.

Use a hand blender to mash beans.

Add juice and blend to obtain desired consistency.  You want to leave beans a little runny as they will set up quite fast.

Check out Nikki's blog, Chef In Training for more awesome recipes!


Catherine said...

Dear Gina, I love refried beans. Have a beautiful weekend. Hope all is well. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Gina Alfani said...

Hi Catherine!

I love refried beans with mexican rice . . . yummmmm :)

Blessings to you too sweetie!

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