Saturday, December 4, 2010

Refried Beans (Quick)

Again the first place I looked for refried bean was the Homesick Texan blog. Sometime when I have a lot of time I will make her recipe but for Saturday I am going to make her semi-home version.

3 Cans Pinto Beans, drained & rinsed
1/4 cup of onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
4 slices of bacon
2 Tbsp Jalapeno (pickled in the jar)
1/2 cup stock or water
Salt to taste

Warm the canned bean in the microwave and set aside. Chop the slices of bacon and fry them in a skillet on medium until crispy and all the fat is rendered.

Remove cooked pieces (save them for a salad or something else). Fry the diced onion in the bacon grease for a couple of minutes, and then add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.

Add the beans into the skillet, adding 1/4 cup of chicken stock or water. Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding more stock/water for desired moisture. Keep stirring the mashed beans in the bacon fat until the texture is a chunky paste.

Serves four

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