Spicy Refried Beans

Posted by francis keyser Saturday, June 6, 2009
Taste Level: G
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 5-10 min.
Cook time: 2 1/2 hours-2 3/4 hours.
Difficulty: 1

I was looking for a new easier to make refried bean recipe. I found one on SimplyRecipes.com that looked simple and tasty. I mixed their recipe with my old recipe I got from my Mexican friend Rosalie and they came out really good. They are great for bean burritos, dip or just as a side dish! They are just spicy enough and the mixture of black and pinto beans really give you a great alternative to everyday refried beans. hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of dry pinto beans (rinsed)
1 cup black beans (rinsed)
1/2 cup sweet onion (chopped)
3 deli bacon slices (2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for vegetarian)
1 1/2 cup Chipotle cheddar (shredded)
1 jalapeno minced
kosher salt (to taste)
water
1/4 chicken broth (optional)

Put beans into a stock pot and fill with water until beans are covered with about 3 inches of water. Put pot on stove and turn to medium high heat, bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer, cover and cooking for 2 1/2 hours or until beans are tender and skin is breaking open.

Pour the beans into a strainer. Add onions, jalapeno and bacon (olive oil) to the pot and turn heat to medium high. Cook onions until translucent, then add the beans back to the pot with 1/4 cup chicken broth (or water.) Use a potato masher and mush the beans into the bottom of the pan until you reach your desired texture. (If beans start to dry out as you are cooking them add a little butter or water.)

Reduce to simmer add cheese and stir till melted. Salt to taste and you are ready to serve.

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