Wednesday, October 8, 2008

for Instant Refried Beans

I've had a couple of requests for the recipe we use for our instant refried beans. Without further ado, I bring it to you now!

Instant Refried Beans

In a coffee grinder, mill, or blender grind 3 cups of beans (I use pinto)to a flour consistency.

To the 'bean flour' add:

1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
cayenne pepper, to taste

Store in an airtight container.

To make just add 3/4 C. Instant Refried Bean Mix to 2 1/2 cups boiling water. Mix with a whisk until combined. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 4 or 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken as it cools.

This is the basic recipe, but you may want to 'kick' it up a bit with your own seasonings. I like to add a little salsa to mine. The possibilities are endless and it is so simple!

We buy our beans and spices through Azure. We get the organic stuff - which makes me feel better. No additives, no preservatives. Of course, I've never read the label on a refried bean can, so I'm not even sure what is in them when bought from the store. I just know that with my grinder, spices, and beans - we never have to make a trip to the store again for refried beans.

Do you have a favorite recipe that calls for refried beans? If so, share it! We truly enjoy trying new recipes!


Angie said...

I am so elated by this recipe! We'll use it alot I'm sure. We love refried beans, and usually get a case of Fantastic instant mix. Don't care for the canned kind that much :-)

One of our favorite easy meals is rice with refried beans. We like to add a mixture of veggie cheese, chopped tomatoes, peppers, etc., to everybody's personal taste