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Refried beans are really nice in a taco, or tostado, or burrito, don’t you agree?


  • 1 1/2 cups dried pinto, pink or kidney beans, soaked overnight or by quick method
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt to taste


  1. After rinsing pre soaked beans, add water and onions, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover and simmer slowly for about 3 hours. Add additional water if necessary.
  3. Mash beans with a potato masher.
  4. Add oil, ground cumin and salt to taste.
  5. Mix well and continue cooking stirring frequently for the beans to thicken and absorb the oil.
  6. Serve right away, or refrigerate for use later.

Tacos anyone?