Monday, April 14, 2014

Homemade Refried Beans

Happy Monday morning to you! I hope it's going well so far. I know how Monday's can be….I'm having one of them myself but I'm trying not to dwell. You know what takes my mind off the crazy stuff? Crafting and cooking! Today I'm sharing with you, an easy slow cooker refried bean recipe. Since I've been trying to stock up my freezer with staples, this is a simple effortless one to make. And for the price of a bag of dried pinto beans, you get about 6-8 cans worth of refried beans. Who doesn't love savings??

Here's how you make them.

1 lb bag of dried pinto beans, rinsed and sorted*
1 onion, peeled and quartered
4 cloves of garlic, minced.
5 tsp salt(to taste, add more or less according to your taste)
1 tsp pepper (to taste, add more or less according to your taste)
1 tsp. cumin
8 cups water

Place all ingredients, except water in a slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover with 8 cups of water. Cook on high for 8 hours until soft.

When the beans are cooked, let cool for about an hour after turning off the heat. Drain but reserve the liquid. Mash beans with reserved water to attain desired consistency. Divide in 1 cup portions a place in a freezer baggie or container of your choice. Freeze until ready to use.

*you can soak your beans overnight before adding them to the crock. I do it sometimes, but I've never had a problem not soaking them either. Do what you feel is best*

See, wasn't that simple? Now you've got another staple to stock your fridge with. Notice a theme? Tortillas, refried beans? This may be leading up to a recipe….Hmmm, I guess you'll just have to stick around and see.

Before I go….

I added a new digital paper pack to my store. Here's a peek.  If you want to see what else I have in store, check out the link above in the heading of click here.  This set I just added is perfect for scrapping those beach memories.

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1 comment:

  1. I love homemade refried beans! Great recipe!!


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