Monday, 5 September 2016

Refried Beans

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2 cups cooked pinto beans ( pre-soaked & cooked or you can use canned )
1/2 cup onion ( approx 1/2 a medium onion ) 
1 tomato ( approx 1/3-1/2 cup )
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp chilli powder 
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice ( or store bought )
2 cups of water
*** use organic when possible***
Yields about 3 cups


Chop and sautèe onion in a pan on medium/low heat for about 5 minutes
Chop garlic and add to the onions and cook approx 2/3 minutes
Chop tomato and add them with the beans, spices and water
Simmer on medium/high heat till the liquids have reduced to about 1/2 or a smidge less
Remove from heat and let cool
Transfer to your mixer or blender ( I used my vitamix ) and blend till your desired consistency.( I puréed mine creamy smooth )

This recipe is mild in flavoured. You can add some hot spices or more of the others already used. Some garlic would be lovely too.

Serve however you like.
I topped mine with some homemade corn chips and it was so delish! Lots left over for more recipes & meals.

Raw Corn Chip Recipe:

1/2 cup corn ( frozen & defrosted )
1 yellow pepper
*** these are the main ingredients-- spices can be whatever you wish )
I used:
1 tsp each ( approx ) 
Chilli powder

Blend all together in you mixer or blender till creamy smooth
Dehydrate at 115-120 for about 12 hours
Score crackers into the shape you wish at about 1 hour in
Flip pieces 1/2 way through or when they are ok to without breaking or ripping

Hope you enjoy! 

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