Homemade Refried Beans Recipe

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by on February 2, 2012

homemade refried beans recipeMy husband makes homemade refried beans which are outstanding! Believe me, you won’t want the canned stuff after you try this. Perfect for burritos or tostados, it also makes a perfect party dip that can add to your Super Bowl party!

Ingredients:

1 lb raw pinto beans (we buy ours in bulk at costco-we make a lot of this stuff!)
4 cloves of garlic (whole)
1 large white onion
8 serrano peppers
1 tablespoon salt (can add more to taste)

Directions:

IMG_06951. Thoroughly rinse the pinto beans. Put into a pot with the garlic and cover with water.

IMG_06962. Boil for 4 hours. Make sure the beans are covered with water the entire time, so you may need to add water through the cooking.

IMG_06993. Dice the peppers and onions accordingly:

MILD beans= take out all the seeds in the peppers;
MEDIUM beans= take out half of the seeds;
HOT= leave the seeds in

If you are making a big batch, you can actually just make some with seeds and some without. My husband prefers his beats hot, but we always make a mild version for the kids.

IMG_07004. Scoop cooked beans, diced peppers and onions, and salt into a blender or food processor. Add some broth (water from cooked beans) to Puree the mixture until smooth.  This is where you may need to add more salt as needed as it brings out the flavors of the onions and peppers!

These beans freeze very well, so this is a perfect recipe for batch cooking. We usually make a huge batch (10 lbs) and then separate it into different containers to freeze. That way we can just defrost individual containers when we want more.

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  • Bandmfarm

    Have you ever tried canning the beans after they are cooked?

  • Bandmfarm

    Have you ever tried canning the beans after they are cooked?

  • Nicsauer

    So the onion and pepper are not cooked? This sounds wonderful!

  • Nicsauer

    So the onion and pepper are not cooked? This sounds wonderful!

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  • Pursefanatic

    this sounds great — tell me can you just put the pinto beans in the crockpot ? Not sure I want to even turn on my stove in my un-airconditioned apartment right now …

  • SavingSense

    I have not tried doing that but I assume it should give the same results. The main thing is that you want the beans to be soft enough to blend/mash and also get the flavor from the garlic.

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    No, even the beans are still hot – so when they are done blending, you have hot beans to eat right away :)

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    I haven’t – I usually just freeze them.

  • Lafamiliad

    I make mine in the crockpot about half the time. It works great

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Does it take only 2 hours in the crockpot? You don’t have to soak them first? I will definitely have to try that!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Does it take only 2 hours in the crockpot? You don’t have to soak them first? I will definitely have to try that!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Does it take only 2 hours in the crockpot? You don’t have to soak them first? I will definitely have to try that!

  • Amber

    I like the no soaking but is there a reason? Just curious seems like most bean recipes say to soak. I have to try this recipe I have tired numberous refried beans with out lard and just cant find one we all like. Thanks!

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