Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Making Refried Beans in the Crock Pot

   One way to save money is to eat a lot of beans and rice.  They are a great source of protein, cost very little, are very filling and their are numbers of ways to prepare them.  They just make sense!
    One way we eat beans is to make a bunch of "refried" beans in our crock pot.  They are easy to make, taste delicious and freeze well.  We eat them as a side dish, put them in a burrito, or make a dip out of them.

Refried Beans

                          2 cups of uncooked pinto beans                                5 c. water
                          5 T. chopped onion                                                   3 tsp. garlic powder
                          2 tsp. cumin                                                              2 T. salt
                          1/2 tsp. pepper

   Rinse your beans and put them in a pot of water and let them soak overnight.  The next day, rinse the beans and place them in your crock pot.  Add in the water and all other ingredients.  Turn the crock pot onto high and let them cook for 2 hours.  Stir them and cook another 2 hours.  Stir and then turn the crock pot onto low and cook 1 1/2 hours.  Now take a potato masher and mash the bean mixture up well and enjoy.  
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  1. I make beans very much like yours except I process mine in a food processor and add a little butter to make them creamier. Homemade Refried beans are so much better than canned ones.
    Thanks for the burrito instructions, I've never done freezer ones but I think I should.

    1. Rhonda, thank you for your comments and for stopping by my blog. I may try adding butter to mine sometime. I bet it makes them great!


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