Ok I'm going to go ahead and start by saying...don't do this. Don't do what I did. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
I found this recipe for "quick" refried beans and thought I had happened upon some great secret. I read through a bunch of reviews, some good and some bad, and went along with it. I had a thought in the back of my mind that said, "I think this is too good to be true." I should have listened to that voice.
- 1lb dry beans (I used pinto)
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 6+ cups water...add more as needed
- 1 can of tomato paste (what?!)
Grind your beans in a wheat grinder.
Or blender. Or both.
Mix all of your ingredients together in a large pot.
Taste test for about an hour while trying to convince yourself it will get better.
"Hey...the ingredients list on store-bought refried beans includes tomato paste! I'll add a can of tomato paste." Whatever you do, don't do that.
Once you've given up on it getting any tastier, or less crunchy, go ahead and dump it all into the trash can. You gave it your best, champ. Good game.
Live and learn. Or live safely and learn from bloggers who tried the too-good-to-be-true stuff first.
Anyone have a GOOD recipe for refried beans from dried beans? I promise I'll take the time to soak them.
Till next time,