Classic Refried Beans

Refried Beans

Refried Beans

Refried beans have always been a favorite of mine and it is always a pleasure when I get the homemade ones.

  • 1lb Pinto Beans
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and deveined
  • 1tbsp chorizo (from a carniceria, not a grocery store)
  • 2-5tbsp vegetable oil (depending on how health conscious you are)

Start by rinsing your beans with water. This is also a good time to check for foreign objects in your beans. Occasionally it happens so it is worth checking. Then add your beans to a large pot and add enough water to fill a couple inches above the bean level. Add you garlic whole, cover, and simmer for two hours stirring occasionally.

cooking beans

Slow cooking the beans and doing the moonwalk

Remove from heat and add salt to the mixture. Now heat a large skillet with your oil and saute your jalapeno for a minute or or two. Now add your chorizo to the skillet leave under medium heat for another two minutes. Next use a slotted spoon to add your beans to the skillet and start mashing with a potato masher. Slowly add your leftover bean water to the mixture until you get the desired consistency.

tip: If you are not a huge chorizo eater then you can buy some and cut it into little pieces and freeze it. Then pullout pieces to use as your seasoning.

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