16 July, 2012

Refritos Frijoles | Suncoast Seasons

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Refritos Frijoles
(Refried Beans) ingredients
Makes 6 servings
1 (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


Directions
Getting started
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
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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