Holly's Favorite Refried Beans

“Living in San Diego, refried beans become a staple in your diet, either as a side dish, a meal, or found in a bean and cheese burrito. I always make a batch of these after we have bacon for a meal. The bacon fat really makes this dish. You can substitute black beans for the pintos if you desire.”
READY IN:
2hrs
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak beans in water to cover overnight.
  2. Drain off soaking water, and cover with the 3 quarts water.
  3. Bring the beans to a boil. Turn down to a simmer. Cook until beans are soft and tender, at least a couple hours. Longer cooking time may be required depending on the freshness of your dried beans.
  4. With a potato masher, squish the beans until they become a soupy texture.
  5. Add the garlic, chicken base stock and the bacon fat. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add cayenne if desired.

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