Yesterday I tackled homemade beans. I am trying to make most of everything we eat, so if we want Mexican food I will attempt it:).I used this recipe but I will give you a quick over view. They are really easy to make, they just take awhile!
You buy a bag of pinto beans. Most have a recipe on the bag. I found mine in the Mexican food section so they were in Spanish.
First you sort the beans. Pour them onto a flat surface and weed out any rocks.
Then you soak them over night with at least 3 inches of water over the top of them.
Drain the beans. Add onion or garlic. This is important to get a good flavor. The recipe recommends adding the salt in the last 5 minutes otherwise the beans will not get as soft as you need them to.
Bring to a boil. And let simmer, covered, on low for 4 hours.
When they are soft serve warm, or hot. I went ahead and fried them with a little Conola oil and mashed them for re-fried beans. To taste like the really good re-fried beans I would of had to add a lot more oil, but it was healthier the way I did it.
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