Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Frijoles Refritos ("Refried" Beans)
OH MY GOD, I have forever loved beans, but if I had actually tried making them I might have stopped buying them out. These beans are delicious, and very easy.
2 c dried pinto beans
Lots of fresh water
Salt and pepper
Lard (about 3 heaping tbs)
1 small onion
2 cloves, garlic
1/4 to 2 c shredded cheese as desired
Bring a large stock pot of water to boil. Add 2 c beans, boil 5 min then drain, then refill pot 2 inches above beans. Simmer on low 2-3 hours.
Melt lard in another stock pot, add onion, garlic and salt. Next, add beans and remaining cooking liquid, mashing and adding salt and pepper as needed. Add grated Mexican and/or Jack cheese as needed. Serve as needed.