Ulog 51: Homemade Refried Bean Mix

I make my own refried bean recipe whenever we have tacos, fajitas or nachos, but some days I forget to put the pinto beans on the stove early enough to allow the beans to cook and soften properly. So prevent this from not being able to have homemade refried beans with our dinner, I discovered a recipe online a couple of years ago that allows me to make these beans last minute.

I have customized the original recipe I found to our own personal preference and am sharing it today here with you. What's nice about this recipe is that you are able to personalize it to your own family's needs and tastes.

Homemade Refried Bean Mix Recipe

  • 3- cups pinto beans (rinse and completely dry the day before making)
  • 4- teaspoons cumin
  • 1- tablespoon chili powder
  • 1- teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2- teaspoon black pepper
  • 1- teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4- tablespoons minced/chopped onion
  • 1- teaspoon garlic powder

Put all ingredients into a food processor, coffee bean grinder or other Magic Bullet like kitchen aid and pulverize until beans are completely broken down and in a powder form. I left some of my beans partially in there as we like to have some beans visible in our refried beans.

Store in an airtight container or jar.

When making refried beans, use about 3/4-1 cup of the powder and add to about 2-2 1/2 cup of boiling water. Simmer on stove while mixing until beans start to thicken up. Start with two cups of boiling water and add water until consistency you desire is achieved.

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Damn. Instant refried beans. What will they think of next.

I'm going to try this tomorrow :D

Omg it's like instant mashed taters BUT BETTER!

Brilliant! I am definitely going to remember to try this soon as my boyfriend enjoys these! I don't make them very often, but this would rectify that for sure.

Don't think I have ever heard of refried beans...
Interesting... will have to look out for these
Curious about the taste ...
Thank you for sharing @goldendawne :D

That is a great recipe tip, beats cooking them down all day long. Saving on the gas or electric is always a good thing. thanks

Excellent life hack! Thanks for the tip. Making me hungry for tacos now. I never would have thought of making an "instant" refried beans recipe.

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Protein goodness! :D

Tremendous idea this. What do you think about using tinned beans? I have a recipe (from Ainsley Harriet) somewhere that uses those which you add to a sauteed onion and spice mix. Actually, I haven't done bean chilli in a while. Now you've given me and idea! lol

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