(Refried Beans) ingredients
Makes 6 servings1 (12-oz) pkg (dry) pinto beans
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce (divided use)
3/4 cup milk, divided
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (divided use)
2 Tbsp oil
The night before or several hours before serving, and in a large pan, soak beans in water flavored with the salt and 1/4 tsp of the hot pepper sauce.
Simmer for three hours
Bring the beans to a boil and simmer until soft, 2 to 3 hours. During cooking, add 1/4 cup of the milk and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
Mash and adjust seasoning
Drain beans, reserving liquid. In a large skillet over Medium heat, heat oil; add beans and cook for a few minutes. Gradually add reserved liquid, and mash, mash and mash. Add small amounts of remaining milk (amount may vary depending on liquid left when cooking the beans), the remaining 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce and 1/2 cup cheese while continuing to mash. Adjust flavoring to taste.
Serve with tortillas and fresh fruit.
Gabe and Maggie C. contributed this recipe to Dunedin Youth Guild, Inc, Suncoast Seasons: A Culinary Collection (Orlando: Moran Printing Company, 1984), 378.
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