Refried pinto beans

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 quarts Water
2 cups Pinto beans; washed, picked over
⅔ cup Lard; or
(1/3 cup ea unsalted butter and olive oil)
1 large Onion; diced
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Freshly-ground black pepper

Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the beans, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook, skimming occasionally, approximately 1½ hours. To test for doneness, taste 3 or 4 of the smaller beans. They should be cooked through and creamy inside. Mash, along with the liquid in the pot, with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon until creamy.

Heat the lard or other fat in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

Saute the onions with the salt and pepper until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add the mashed beans and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the liquid evaporates and the beans form a mass that pulls away from the sides and bottom of the pan, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Refried beans can be kept in the refrigerator 3 or 4 days and reheated in a covered casserole in a 350 degree oven. This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe Source: TOO HOT TAMALES with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # TH-6158 broadcast 09-09-1996) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

Formatted for MasterCook by MR MAD, aka Joe Comiskey - jpmd44a@...

09-21-1996

Recipe by: Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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