Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

   This is a wonderful refried bean recipe for your crock pot.  It comes from one of my favorite recipe sites Allrecipes.  A real must for Cinco de Mayo.
     

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, optional
  • 9 cups water

Directions

  1. Place the onion, rinsed beans, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and stir to combine. Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water as needed. Note: if more than 1 cup of water has evaporated during cooking, then the temperature is too high.
  2. Once the beans have cooked, strain them, and reserve the liquid. Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding the reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.

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