Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mother-in-law refried beans

Yummiest refried beans on earth! Seriously, creamy and perfect. And I am half hispanic who grew up with my Mexican family whipping out the most authentic Mexican food in their sleep. And I think these beans would win head to head with their beans!

Soak 1 1/2 C Organic pinto beans overnight

Next day, saute in a pressure cooker pot:
  • 1 T Olive oil
  • 1 C chopped green onions
  • 1 seeded jalapeno
  • 2 cloves garlic

Add in:

  • 1 T flour
  • 1/2 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/4 t cumin

Blend in:

  • 2 to 3 cups water

Put pressure cooker top on and turn the heat up until that puppy is spewing steam. Keep it at this level for 40 minutes (in pressure cooking terms, cook it at 15 pounds of pressure for 40 minutes). Take off heat after 40 min and let it cool so that you can take the lid off. Put the beans in a food processor and blend until totally creamy.

Add 1 to 1 1/2 t salt.

Trust me - these beans are perfect!

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