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Easy Refried Beans

With some planning ahead, you can make these easy refried beans to add to your burritos, tacos or dip.

You will need:
One small bag of dried pinto beans (approx 3-4 cups)
minced garlic
1 yellow onion
Seasonings (garlic salt, pepper, coriander)
Time (start the night before you want them done)

Soak the beans in water over night. The water should immerse the beans with 2-3 inches additional.

In the morning, drain the soaked beans, sort out any that do not look good, rinse and place in crock pot. Fill with water to about 1-2 inches above beans. Place large chunks of onion, seasonings and garlic in and stir. Cook on LOW for 6 hours. Stir. Cook on HIGH for an additional 3-4 hours. Once they are soft enough to smash with spoon, drain most the liquid out and place beans in large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed with a hand mixer until they look like refried beans. Use them hot and store sealed.

I made bean burritos with lettuce, tomato and cilantro and served with cold, perfectly ripe fruit.
This can be gluten free if you chose to use corn tortillas or use the beans for a dip.

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