Never pick up a can again after you try your hand at this recipe!
Course Side Dish
Keyword homemade refried beans, how to, kitchen tips, refried beans recipe
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour20minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Author Cultured Palate
For 3 cups:
1lbdried pinto beans
For 15 cups:
5lbsdried pinto beans
2 1/2c.cheddar cheese
Cover and soak dried beans in water with 1 -2 Tbsp vinegar overnight.
In the morning, drain beans, refill with fresh water and bring to a boil.
Boil beans for 10 mins and turn off heat leaving beans covered - allow to sit for 30 mins.
Reheat the beans to boiling and boil until tender - about 45 mins - 1 hour
Drain the beans when tender reserving some liquid.
Saute onions in oil until translucent - add to cooked beans.
Using an immersion blender, blend beans, onions and spices. If beans are dry, add reserved liquid to reach the desired consistency.
Add cheese and stir until melted.
Serve and enjoy!
Tips For Making Homemade Refried Beans
Once the dried beans are cooked, they can be mashed using a food processor or a potato masher but I think the easiest way is with an immersion blender. If you follow the link, you will see the one that I use, one that holds up to a large family's use. I went through several before I found this one and I love it.
Refried Beans freeze well - To freeze: cool completely, package in desired quantity and freeze.
Use Homemade Refried Beans in tacos, burritos and even as a bean dip with chips - they are delicious.