|Easiest Healthy Refried Beans|
This dish has no added fats or oils (and certainly not the Lard found in some commercial varieties!), and you control the salt, spices & additives. Best of all, it's almost no work! : )
Easiest Healthy Refried Beans
Cook on High in Slow Cooker till tender (roughly 3 1/2 hours**)
1 Pound Pinto Beans, Sorted & Rinsed*
6 Cups Water
1 Scant Tablespoon Salt (Of course, you may vary this to taste - this is the amount I find produces the best flavour)
When Beans finish Cooking, Drain & Reserve the Cooking Liquid.
Add to beans
1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning (or 1/2 packet storebought)
Blend seasoned Beans in a mixing bowl with an Electric Hand Mixer (like the kind you would use to make a cake), adding a little reserved cooking liquid at a time, till texture suits you.
*That's right - it's not an oversight - no soaking required on those beans! : )
**These beans are SUPPOSED to turn out mushy - SO - I have been known to leave them wayyy too long and still had them turn out well.
This recipe doubles well if you have a larger slow cooker.
It's that easy! You're done!
Use these as you would any other Refried Beans - in a dip for Corn Chips, to layer in a Taco, Tostada or Burrito - etc.
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