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.