Refried beans and I…..we go way back. From quick dinners in my recital days, to the broken hearts of middle school (oh lawdy), refried beans have always been my comfort food of choice.
I don’t like buying canned beans. Its just a terrible deal compared to dry beans.
But I can’t stand soaking beans. I can just never remember to do it in advance, and then there’s different cook times for each bean so I over/under cook them a lot.
So when I use the crockpot its perfect every time, and I don’t have to worry about planning a day and a half in advance.
These beans…are AMAZING! They are so much better tasting, better for your wallet, and better for you than the canned stuff.
After reading the back of our favorite El Paso Refried Beans……I knew I would never buy it again and would have to try to make my own. The ingredients of the canned stuff consisted of “cooked beans, water, contains 2% or less of: salt, tomato paste, partially hydrogenated lard, chili pepper, sugar, natural flavor, yeast extract. ”
The words in red don’t settle well with me. (Google it.)
It is true they have helped me through some of the worst things life had to throw at me, but if I can make it myself, why not?
Here’s the fantabulous recipe: