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Old 12-18-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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I am looking for how to make refried beans and NOT have them come out all crumbly and dry. I have tried once before and it was kind of gross. I want them to be all creamy and good like the ones at the mexican restraunt or the ones that come out of my frozen bean burrito. Any help is great!
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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Re: Not dry refried beans

Im not sure if you are wanting for canned or homemade but this is how I do mine. I use canned and when I put them in the pot to heat I also add water to the pan before I heat them. It mixes up well and they are more moist that way.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:27 PM   #3
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Im not sure if you are wanting for canned or homemade but this is how I do mine. I use canned and when I put them in the pot to heat I also add water to the pan before I heat them. It mixes up well and they are more moist that way.
This is also how I do mine out of a can. And I haven't tried with whole pinto beans, but what I would do after I cook them, is mash them in a pan, add oil and water and just saute' it up a bit. I lived with some Mexican's last winter for a few months, and that seemed to be what they did.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #4
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Yea I am trying to avoid the can (stranger cooked beans weirds out DH ) How much oil and water you think? Enough just to make them smooth?
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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well, I'm hispanic and this is how we make them:

add some oil to the pan.. more than just to coat. let it heat up and add your whole beans along with a tiny bit of the water they cooked in. mash them up.. and you get refried beans :] you can add as much water as you want to make them as creamy as you want!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:21 PM   #6
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That sounds way to easy What spices do you cook with your beans? I think I have a recipe and it's like garlic and onion and cumin.
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Re: Not dry refried beans

I'm Mexican and I fry them in oil (very healthy I know) as I mash them. If they are dry add some milk and add grated cheese if you want. Delicious. You can vary the amounts of all the ingredients depending on your mood. No cheese, no oil , etc. If you opt for no oil you can blend them in the blender and just heat in a skillet and add milk and seasoning .
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sounds good....now I need to stop being lazy and try and make them again.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:11 PM   #10
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My husband is Guatemalan and this is the way his mom taught me. We use black beans but you could use pintos. After they are cooked, put them in the blender with some onion and salt if needed, blend until smooth (or whatever consistency you like), add some bean water if needed. Heat some oil in the pan (so beans don't stick). Keep stirring until beans start to thicken. At this point you can be done but we then flip them in the pan so you have a nice oval log shape (if that makes sense). Keeping flipping occasionally for a few minutes and then slide out onto a dish. Eat with crumbled mexican cheese, crema or both and tortillas (of course salsa too if you like hot stuff!)
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