Still basking in the glory of my first attempt at homemade refried beans, I decided to attempt a second batch.
Again I measured 8 cups of beans. Then I sorted, cleaned and soaked them overnight. The next moring I put them on to cook and this time I allowed lots of cooking time! Those beans bubbled the entire morning and some of the afternoon before I had time to deal with them.
They were so soft that I was afraid to drain the cooking water for fear I would lose most of my beans. So I improvised!
I grabbed my immersion blender and began smooshing the entire thing together in the cooking pot. Forget about the “re frying” part- my friend Cinnamon said I didn’t need to do it anyway!
So I just smooshed them all together and added some powdered garlic and onion and salt.
Yum! I like it even better than my first batch!
But what about my toughest critics?
Since the texture was more like the canned variety, two of my three boys gave them a thumbs up.
The third boy simply said, “They’re better than the first batch- a little.”
Six “yes” votes and one “maybe”- I’ll call this batch a success!