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Old 02-06-2013, 07:48 PM   #9
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Default Crockpot refried beans

These are as good or better than any of the reduced fat refried beans in a can. They're also a lot cheaper! I eat these most mornings with an egg, cheese, & salsa

Makes about 8 1/2 cup servings

2 cups of dried beans (pintos, black, kidney, etc)

1 1/2 yellow onions
1 1/2 red onions
5 whole garlic cloves
1.5 T cumin
2 tsp coriander

Soak the beans overnight

Put the beans in the crockpot & cover with water, about 1 inch over the beans.

Stir in the cumin and coriander.

Peel and cut the onions & garlic in half & add to crockpot.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until the beans are tender. I used the full 10 hours.

Discard onions. If there is a lot of extra liquid drain some and save it. Mash the beans with a potato masher. Season to taste.

The original recipe called for removing the garlic too but that seemed wrong. I added a generous amount of a Mexican seasoning blend to mine.
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