Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tempt My Tummy - Crock Pot Refried Beans


I have been crazy for homemade for quite some time. This past week, while buying the hundredth can of refried beans this year, it dawned on me that I could be making these myself. Which turned out to be a great idea because they are easy, incredibly tasty AND a fraction of the cost of canned. I bought the 4 pound bag of dried beans and made a bunch - they freeze well.
Crock Pot Refried Beans
1 pound dried pinto beans, soaked overnight in cold water, rinsed, and drained.
1 medium onion (minced, if you want to keep them in there, or cut into big enough chunks to take them out after cooking. I left them in and you couldn't tell they were there)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 TBS kosher salt (I would use a little less regular grain salt)
Combine all in the crock pot, add enough water to cover the beans and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until the beans are tender. Strain (reserve liquid in case you need to thin the beans a little). Mash beans with a potato masher using reserved liquid to get them to the desired consistency. Enjoy!
While checking out recipes for this (the above is a combination of many) I made a list of things that could be added as well. If you are daring, try a variation!
Salsa
chili powder
bay leaves
cilantro
paprika
ham hocks
jalapenos
diced tomatoes
Enjoy! Go find more Tempt My Tummy recipes at Blessed With Grace!

9 comments:

  1. You could put this on those flat shells and cheese and oh yummy...

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  2. thansk for stopping by my blog and voting for my wedding cake choices, I love the idea of making your own refried beans this is a must try i am always cooking mexiacan foods thanks

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  3. Oh cool, I wouldn't have thought to make them in the crockpot! I've got to give this a try, thanks =)

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  4. Yum! I hadn't thought of the crock pot before either. Sounds so much easier!! Can't wait to try it :)

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  5. I make this often and freeze it in sizes of the refried bean cans to use for recipes. So easy

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  6. Thanks Sara. Good recipe to have on hand.

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  7. Sara! These look delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. GREAT idea!! Never tried them before! Got your comment on how to better organize my days...and YES! I've resorted to getting up earlier too...I get some peace, get a few things done and work out. It just works out much better. I never used to be an AM person but I guess with this crazy life...I've adjusted! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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