I have however never been able to find a homemade recipe that thrills me as much as my favorite store brand.
Then a light bulb went off in my head. If I want my homemade refried beans to taste like my favorite brand perhaps I should just read the list of ingredients on the side of the can and purchase them and then start playing around with them until I got it to taste right.
After allowing the beans to soak overnight and then cook on the stove on low for around 2 hours till they were soft, I then partially drained the beans, making sure to leave some of the cooking water in them to fry them in. I then added in the can of green chiles on top, squeezed the juice of half a lime and added a generous amount of sea salt.
Once the beans were fried well I then creamed them with my Hamilton Beach hand blender (love its blending wand).
But not until I made myself a generous plate of chips and dip.
- 1 pound bag of pinto beans
- 4 ounce can of green chiles
- juice of half a lime
- several general pinches of sea salt
- soak beans over night
- cook beans on low for 2 to 3 hours till soft
- partially drain beans leaving ⅓ of the beans juices for frying
- place beans in a heated frying pan
- stir chiles into beans
- stir in lime juice
- stir in several generous pinches of salt
- stir until the juices begin to thicken
- remove pan from heat
- cream the beans with either an immersion blender or a potato masher
- let cool
- place in freeze safe and freeze or enjoy!
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