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Mexican Refried Beans

11 January, 2008

 These are so easy, inexpensive and delicious that you’ll never want to use refried beans out of the can again.   1 -16 oz package dried pinto beans
5 1/2 cups water
2 peeled garlic cloves
1 chunk peeled white onion
1 3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil

In a large kettle, combine dried beans, water, garlic cloves, chunk of onion and salt. Cover, bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 hours until beans are soft. Add 1/4 cup vegetable oil (optional but I use bacon grease) and mash bean mixture with a masher. Add more salt to taste if desired. Beans are ready to eat plain or added to burritos, etc. Place leftovers in a covered container and refrigerate. Reheat in microwave or in a saucepan on low heat. Makes about 3 quarts.