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How to make Homemade Refried Beans First, cook the bacon. After it’s cool, chop into small pieces. Leave the grease in the skillet. Sauté …

Rating: 5/5(36)
Calories: 142 per serving
Category: Side
1. In a heavy skillet (I used a cast iron one), fry the 2 slices bacon until crispy on medium high heat. Remove the bacon and set aside. Chop into small pieces when cooled.
2. Meanwhile, add to the bacon grease the onion; sauté until soft and slightly browned (about 2 minutes).
3. Add the chili powder (1 teaspoon) and cayenne pepper (1/4 teaspoon); stir to coat the onions.
4. Add the drained and rinsed pinto beans and chicken stock (1/2 cup). Use a potato masher (or a fork) to mash the beans to desired texture, then stir to incorporate with the liquid.

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Ingredients 1 ¾ cups dry pinto beans 1 cup diced yellow onion 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon celery …

Rating: 5/5(1)
Total Time: 9 hrs 50 mins
Category: Side Dishes
Calories: 169 per serving
1. Put the pinto beans in a bowl and cover with 2 inches of water. Soak for 8 hours to overnight.
2. Transfer the beans to a medium saucepan and cover with water by about 1 inch. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, celery seed, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and let cook for 1 1/2 hours.
3. Use a colander to separate the liquid from the solids. Transfer the solids to a food processor with diced tomatoes, hot sauce, oregano, and cayenne. Blend to desired consistency.

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Instructions Pick beans over, removing dark beans, broken beans, dirt clumps and rocks. Quick soak beans. Put sorted beans in a large pot, cover with at least two inches water. Bring water to a boil, cover bean pot. Boil beans three minutes or so. Remove pot from heat, let sit covered about an hour.

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How to Make Refried Beans: 1. Rinse and soak beans. Sift through the dry beans, removing any unwanted pieces from the bag. Add the beans to a large pot, cover with water and soak overnight. 2. Boil beans. Drain beans, add them to a pot and cover them with fresh water. Add onion to the pot and a couple dashes of salt.

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Homemade & Authentic Refried Beans. 1 cup cooked pinto beans (save liquid) 1 Tablespoon lard. 1/2 small onion, diced. 1/2 cup bean liquid. 1. Drain the beans over a bowl and save the liquid. 2.

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Homemade Refried Beans. When making refried beans starting with freshly homemade beans is THE secret to perfect beans every time.. I know many people like to use canned beans, but if you want the Mexican taste skip the can and reach for the pot.(Learn how to with my recipe)

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Our base recipe is mashed beans fried in oil with white onion and garlic to which you can add minced jalapeño peppers or serrano peppers and cumin. You can top your beans with queso fresco and minced cilantro if you choose. How You Can Use Refried Beans. Refried beans have an infinite variety of uses. Serve them as a side for almost any Mexican dish like …

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Beans, along with rice and corn, are one of the trilogies of Mexican cuisine, another one is tomatoes, peppers, and onion. But today it is about the beans, the perfect refried beans, that’s it. To serve, place them on a plate. Sprinkle …

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The recipe will yield enough beans and broth for this refried beans recipe. Toast Onions: In a large heavy skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil and then add the onion and cook until the smaller pieces are charred and most of the larger pieces are toasted a dark golden brown and charred around the edges

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How To Make authentic refried beans. 1. Soak the beans in water overnight. Drain and rinse. Put beans in large pot and cover with salted water. 2. Bring to a boil and cover venting and reduce to a simmer and simmer 2 hours until beans are soft. Rinse beans reserving the liquid. 3.

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Preparation. Soak beans over night in water. In the morning rinse and put beans into a large pot. Cover beans with water. Cook on medium heat uncovered until boiling. Cover and reduce to a simmer, continue cooking until beans are soft, about 2 ½ hours. Drain beans, but reserve the water that they cooked in. In the same pot melt lard, cook onion and garlic until soft.

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Instructions. In a small saucepan or skillet melt crisco or bacon grease over medium high heat. Add in refried beans, sour cream, taco or hot sauce. Stir constantly to combine until beans are heated through. Add cheese to the top and serve.

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How to make delicious, healthy, vegan Refried Beans from scratch using dry beans on the stove top or in your instant pot. Ingredients 2 cups beans (pinto, black beans, or try something different!), soaked 8 hours.

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Using a potato masher or large fork, mash beans to desired texture. Stir a few times and keep over medium heat until heated through. Stir in the cilantro, bacon, and desired amount of salt/pepper. Serve!! *Garnish with additonal cilantro and shredded cheese if desired.

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3 cups dried pinto beans – $1.11 7 cups water – $0.00 2 chicken bouillon cubes – $0.16 1 medium white onion – $0.70 2 teaspoons garlic powder – $0.06 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin – $0.09 salt and pepper to taste – $0.01 NOTE: I calculate the recipe prices by using name-brand grocery prices on grocery store websites.

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Mash with a bean masher the saucepan ingredients, until having the consistency of a puree . Fry the beans for about 5 minutes, until they are moderately fried and thick; stir constantly. Garnish the Refried Beans. When the refried beans are served you can sprinkle over them some crumbled cotija cheese.

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After the beans are done cooking, chop up 1 onion and mince 3 cloves of garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes in ⅓ cup of oil. Add beans with liquid, one lade at a time and mash with a potato masher. Click on the links above if you don't have one and check out my video below for how to make authentic homemade refried beans.

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How to make the best refried beans?


  • In a medium saucepan you will want to turn on medium heat. ...
  • Cook your onions until they are softened and become translucent, this takes around 5 minutes.
  • Add in your garlic, cumin, and chili powder. ...
  • Now pour your drained beans in along with vegetable stock. ...
  • Reduce your heat to low and remove your lid. ...

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How to make healthy refried beans recipe at home?


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. ...
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add beans, ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and crushed red pepper flakes, if using. ...
  3. Remove from heat and puree beans with an immersion blender or a potato masher until almost smooth. ...

How to make restaurant style refried beans?

Restaurant Style Refried Beans

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt the bacon fat in a skillet over medium heat.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the canned refried beans; stir to fry until heated through.
  • Next, add the sour cream and stir to combine then transfer the beans to a small baking dish and top with cheese. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes.

How to make canned refried beans taste like restaurant?

Stovetop Directions

  • Put beans into a pot and cover beans with at least 3 inches of water – about 3 quarts for 2 1/2 cups of dry beans.
  • Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer, covered, for about 2½ hours. ...
  • Saute the bay leaves, cilantro stems, chopped onion, and garlic cloves with the bacon drippings. ...
  • Discard the bay leaves and add the mixture to the beans.

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