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Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« on: April 07, 2015, 12:26:45 PM »
Refried beans
Ingredients
•   15oz can Bush’s Black Beans Reduced Sodium (Sodium 15% or less) with juice
•   ¾ t chili powder
•   ¼ t garlic powder
•   ¼ t onion powder
•   ¼ t dried cilantro
•   1 T light olive oil
•   1 t lime juice
•   1 T Butter

Preparation
Heat oil in a nonstick pan and then add all ingredients except the butter and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and use a potato masher or a back of a spoon to mash the beans. Once you have half the beans mashed add the butter. Continue to cook until desired consistency; do not mash all the beans.

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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 09:32:17 PM »
This is a definite "try!"
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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 09:42:39 PM »
This is a definite "try!"

This is really good and you have to add the butter, it really makes the beans.

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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 09:51:20 PM »
Have you tried this with other types of beans?  I like black beans, mixed with others in small doses, but have never had "just" black beans in a dish.  What do you think?
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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 09:57:28 PM »
Have you tried this with other types of beans?  I like black beans, mixed with others in small doses, but have never had "just" black beans in a dish.  What do you think?

If you are not a fan of black bean try pinto beans!

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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 07:27:37 PM »
Okie dokie! :)
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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 09:18:54 PM »
Okie dokie! :)

Forgot to answer your question, yes I have used pinto also. But I am a fan of black beans so that is what I normally do!

The trick to really good refried beans is the grease or in my recipe, butter!



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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 10:12:32 PM »
The trick to really good refried beans is the grease or in my recipe, butter!

Oh yeah!  When we get the canned stuff (yuk), I have to beg my wife not buy the "fat free" refried beans - double Yuk!  Definitely going to try these!
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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 07:23:21 PM »
I made fajitas tonight with refried beans!

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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 08:51:46 PM »
Man, those look good!  I was gonna make a batch Saturday, but ended up pulling my lower back doing something I shouldn't have - yikes!  I even bought the supplies!  Hopefully, a batch of those are on the menu next weekend!! ???
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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 09:16:57 PM »
Tony,

Sorry about your back, nothing worse than having to move slow.

Try the beans, you will notice I added some cheese!

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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 09:29:36 PM »
I know..... 

I said forget the canned stuff, but if you don't have time and looking for some great tasting beans give Bush's Cocina Latina beans a try.

Cocina Latina Frijoles Negros Machacados, are smashed black beans prepared like traditional family recipes with flavorful ingredients such as poblano chiles and bacon.

Open can, add to a small sauce pan, add 1 T butter and heat.
 
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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 09:51:47 PM »
Thanks Greg!  Getting better, but still a little slow. :(   I'm even gonna try it with the black beans, per your recommendation!  ;D   Gonna leave out the cilantro, though - wifey and I, both, don't care for it.  Other than that, it's a great looking recipe!  Love the cheese on 'em, too!
« Last Edit: April 13, 2015, 09:53:19 PM by DivotMaker »
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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2015, 09:54:31 PM »
Thanks Greg!  Getting better, but still a little slow. :(   I'm even gonna try it with the black beans, per your recommendation!  ;D   Gonna leave out the cilantro, though - wifey and I, both, don't care for it.  Other than that, it's a great looking recipe!  Love the cheese on 'em, too!

Tony,

Yea I am so so on cilantro also, cumin is also something that I like to go light on in recipes.

Greg
« Last Edit: April 13, 2015, 09:57:52 PM by gregbooras »

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Re: Refried beans - Forget the stuff in the can!
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2015, 09:57:29 PM »
Weird, Greg, but cilantro has a metallic taste to me.  First time I had salsa, with a lot of cilantro in it, (many years ago), I thought someone dropped a tin can lid in the stuff!  I later isolated that taste to cilantro!  Funny how we all sense flavor differently!
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