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September 2010
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Do any of you have or know of a good recipe for hot-pepperless refried beans?


Hmm, everybody I know just buys the refried beans in the can. The ingredients on the vegetarian ones are just, "beans, salt, and water". In fact, water might not even be on there. Just beans and salt.

Yup, proper refried beans are usually pretty bland -- they're meant to be mixed and matched with meat or rice or whatever. If it's spicy, that's usually an aftermarket addition.

And yeah, buy them in the can -- trying to make them from scratch takes a long time.

No, it doesn't. Pinto beans are one of the faster cooking beans, especially if you use a pressure-cooker, and if you can cook pasta, you can cook beans.

I usually use Rosarita vegetarian refried beans.

I'm lazy like that.

Yeah, Rosarita offers a variety of refried beans (and, better, black beans) that are pretty good. But ... I mean ... what's the *point* of refried beans if they're not spicy? ...Of course, I just made and inhaled a vat'o'chicken posole, filled to the brim with chopped Anaheim and Holland peppers and canned roasted green chiles, as well as fresh onion and garlic, so maybe I'm a little biased... ;-) Yum, spice!

I cannot eat what you eat where the hot things are concerned, my lips would charr up and fall off.

Besides RFBs are a new thing for me. I'll worry about how I like to dress them up later.

I mean, seriously, I'm afraid of the red bell pepper in my refrigerator.

My relatives in mexico NEVER add chilis to refried beans. Lard and salt is about it. Sometimes garlic.

What we do:

Cook pinto beans. Mash them. Fry them up in fat (butter, lard, bacon fat, whatever) with onions and garlic and salt. Done.