Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Refried Beans

My kids love refried beans and Spanish "orange" rice. Well I have not perfected the orange rice but after much trial and error they like my beans.

Refried Beans   
4 cups cooked Pinto Beans
2 cups veggie broth
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
⅛ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp salt
2 cups water -as needed

Chop the onion and garlic to desired size. Place all the ingredients, except the water in a large pot with a lid. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20-30 min checking to be sure it does not get overly dry adding water as needed. Mash the beans or puree, I like to use my hand blender, to the desired consistency if they seem dry add more water. 

These beans can also be cooked in a crock pot. Just place the beans and all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Then mash or puree to desired consistency.

Some of our favorite bean toppings
Cheddar Cheese
Feta Cheese

1 comment:

  1. I'm excited to try this recipe!

    For Spanish "orange" rice, try making the rice in a mix of 2 parts vegetable broth and 1 part mild salsa instead of water, following the directions on the rice for the amount of liquid.