Health, sustainable living

Your favorite refried beans, homemade and organic

Mexican food is the way to my heart and Taco Tuesday is the best day of the week.

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Growing up, bean and cheese burritos were the go-to comfort food and our boyfriends were always over at our house for Taco Tuesday. So naturally in my quest to lead a more organic lifestyle, I decided to make homemade refried beans.

The first time I tried this it was quite tragic to say the least. This time around I learned a few tips and tricks to help the process go much more smoothly.

Let’s do this:

You’ll need…

  • 1 lb. dry pinto beans
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • A crock-pot
  1. Combine all ingredients in a crock-pot and turn on high for 4 hours
  2. Once the mix has been on high for 4 hours, turn it down to low for 2 more hours
  3. Place a strainer over a bowl and dump delicious looking beans into strainer
  4. Use a potato masher and mash beans in the strainer
  5. If beans are too thick, use the bean juice (that sounds gross) to thin out the mixture

It is really that easy. They turned out delicious, if you want a smoother texture you can use a blender or an immersion blender. Grab your crock-pot and enjoy the comfort of warm, delicious, and organic bean and cheese burrito!

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