How to make it

  • Rinse the beans in water and remove any small stones, pieces of dirt, or bad beans.
  • Cook the beans in water.
  • Crockpot Cooking method:
  • Put the sorted, washed beans in the crock pot.
  • Add water almost to the top.
  • Put on the lid and turn to high.
  • Stir now and then, as the skin just starts to split they are done.
  • Strain the beans from the cooking water.
  • Keeping the beans, not the water...
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  • Add the onions and oil to a wide, sturdy (not with a flimsy stick-free lining) frying pan on medium high heat.
  • Cook onions until translucent. (Note the onions are optional, you can skip them if you want. I love them so they always go in at our house.)
  • Add the strained beans and about a 1/4 cup of water to the pan. Using a potato masher, mash the beans in the pan, while you are cooking them, until they are a rough purée.
  • Add more water if necessary to keep the fried beans from getting too dried out.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • *Optional* You can add a few slices of cheddar cheese, or some (1/2 cup) grated cheddar cheese if you want. I prefer to add cheese as i make up the dishes.
  • When beans are heated all the way through the beans are ready to serve.
  • -Tuilelaith's Note-
  • Many recipes call for soaking the beans overnight and discarding the soaking liquid. I do not do this. My Mother would do this for ham and beans, so I do remember it being done. I do discard the cooking liquid and just add some water back into the frying pan when we are frying the beans. I suppose you could just reuse the cooking water to fry them in, you would get more nutrients that way..
  • -Also, when you are ready to fry them up, cook some bacon and a sliced onion, at least taking the bacon out of the pan add the beans. It makes for a more true flavor this way.

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  • sandygalesmith 4 years ago
    Looks so simple and easy.I know that Shandi & her kids would totally LOVE this one.Shandi is Chris's neice.
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  • pokeywinkel 5 years ago
    I love refried beans, I've never thought of making them myself.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Refried beans from scratch wow these are delicious and versatile. Lots of recipes could be made from this.
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    " It was excellent "
    dottiet ate it and said...
    This is a must at any Mexican Dinner at my house. Thanks for the post. I will make from scratch from now on! Thanks for post. Got my 5!
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  • raventx1 6 years ago
    2 oil, some people use bacon fat - I like just corn oil---Ummm...2 what? teaspoons or tablespoons or cups?
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  • pudgy47 6 years ago
    I like this recipe, A must make after Thanksgiving. Thanks
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