Friday, February 12, 2010

Refried Beans

I have often used canned beans to get quick and easy refried beans.  Over the weekend, I took the opportunity to try to make my own from scratch.  Here is what I did.


1lb pinto beans
1 small can diced chili peppers drained - can use jalapenos or fresh peppers if you prefer
3 cloves diced garlic
1 can chicken broth

Wash and drain the pinto beans.  Put the beans into a pot of water and simmer them until tender stirring occasionally.  When the beans have softened, drain the beans and place back into the pan.  Place the remaining ingredients into the pot and continue to simmer for about an hour to cook down some of the liquid, but do not eliminate all of it.

At the end of the hour, place the mixture into a food processor and pulse them until you have the desired consistency.  Serve and enjoy.

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