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Refried beans
September 9, 2015, 4:05 pm
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Mexican food in Saarbruecken is difficult to find. So Rose asked for refries when I was visiting her this week. Here’s my recipe. She liked them so much I made them twice.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs. oil (olive oil is what I used this time)
  • 2 small or 1 large onion
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 4 cups of cooked and drained pinto beans (or if you’re in Germany and can’t find pinto beans then use borlotti / cranberry beans)
  • 3 Tbs. chili powder, preferably salt free
  • 1 Tbs. cumin
  • 1 – 2 cups of cooking liquid from the beans
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (could need more or less, depending on how salty your beans are)

Instructions:

  1. Heat cast iron skillet to medium. Add the oil. When oil is hot add the onions. Saute for 2 minutes and add the garlic. Saute another minute.
  2. Add beans, chili powder, and cumin. When hot mash with a potato masher. Don’t mash the beans 100% though. A little texture is nice.
  3. Add oregano, parsley, salt, and 1 cup of bean juice. Heat until just beginning to bubble, then turn off heat. If you want them wetter add more bean juice.
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[…] Update September 2015: My mom came to visit this week and made me refries. Her beans were much better than I remember mine being. Here’s a link to her recipe. […]

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