Skip to main content

Refried beans recipe

Captain's Log, Stardate 01.20.2009

I’m afraid I forgot to take pictures, but this recipe is just too good not to share.

I love Mexican food, and I love bean burritos. So I thought I’d try to make homemade refried beans, because people I’ve talked to said that the homemade stuff is tons better than the canned stuff.

I found this recipe, which cooks the beans in a pressure cooker, plus you don’t have to presoak them overnight. Makes the entire process very easy.

The frying/mashing part took less than 15 minutes. I used less oil than they called for—only a tablespoon versus two—and added more cooking water from the beans.

I varied the recipe a bit by frying the onion with chopped garlic (lots and lots of chopped garlic!). I also stirred in cumin (lots and lots of cumin!) with the salt. It made for very tasty beans!

The homemade beans were a lot creamier than the canned stuff, plus the flavor was more intense, probably because of the extra garlic and cumin. And they were so easy to make, too—the pressure cooking took less than an hour, and most of that was doing other stuff while it cooked, I didn’t even have to baby the pot. The frying and mashing part took less than 15 minutes. Because I used so little oil, the beans were very low fat.

I made quesadillas with my homemade tortillas, and MAN WERE THEY GREAT!


  1. I am SO drooling over here in Florida! YUUUMM! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Thanks! We just finished the last of the beans and tortillas yesterday. :(


Post a Comment

Popular Posts

I joined Sweet Romance Reads!

I just joined Sweet Romance Reads, a group of authors who all write sweet romances in a variety of sub-genres. I’m friends with several of the authors from my days writing for Harlequin/Love Inspired, so it’s nice to be able to join their group. If you’re on Facebook, this is their Facebook page , and this is their Facebook group . I posted my introductory post yesterday on the Sweet Romance Reads blog (Blogger), where I listed three strange things about me. Click here to read the post, and tell me three strange things about you!

No Cold Bums toilet seat cover

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.22.2008 I actually wrote out my pattern! I was getting a lot of hits on my infamous toilet seat cover , and I wanted to make a new one with “improvements,” so I paid attention and wrote things down as I made the new one. This was originally based off the Potty Mouth toilet cover , but I altered it to fit over the seat instead of the lid. Yarn: any worsted weight yarn, about 120 yards (this is a really tight number, I used exactly 118 yards. My suggestion is to make sure you have about 130 yards.) I suggest using acrylic yarn because you’re going to be washing this often. Needle: I used US 8, but you can use whatever needle size is recommended by the yarn you’re using. Gauge: Not that important. Mine was 4 sts/1 inch in garter stitch. 6 buttons (I used some leftover shell buttons I had in my stash) tapestry needle Crochet hook (optional) Cover: Using a provisional cast on, cast on 12 stitches. Work in garter st until liner measures

Year of the Dog serial novel, chapter 5

I’m posting a Humorous Christian Romantic Suspense serial novel here on my blog! Year of the Dog is a (second) prequel to my Warubozu Spa Chronicles series. Year of the Dog serial novel by Camy Tang Marisol Mutou, a professional dog trainer, is having a bad year. While renovating her new dog kenneling and training facility, she needs to move in with her disapproving family, who have always made her feel inadequate—according to them, a job requiring her to be covered in dog hair and slobber is an embarrassment to the family. She convinces her ex-boyfriend to take her dog for a few months … but discovers that his brother is the irate security expert whose car she accidentally rear-ended a few weeks earlier. Ashwin Keitou has enough problems. His aunt has just shown up on his doorstep, expecting to move in with him, and he can’t say no because he owes her everything—after his mother walked out on them, Aunt Nell took in Ashwin and his brother and raised them in a loving Christ