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I discovered a cool quick way to make re-fried beans - bean flour - really and true. If you grind your whole dry beans (in this case pinto) into bean flour you can make re-fried beans in minutes.
Quick and Easy Re-fried Beans
1 cup bean flour
2 1/2 cups water
salt to taste
you can add some bacon grease for flavor or not your choice
mix bring up to a simmer and cook on low for about ten minutes.
Some recipes call for 1 cup bean flour 1 cup water but I don't like that, it is much too thick for my taste. But you play around and get it to your taste. :-)
I grate a bit of cheese on top and Craig loves it. That is one easy addition to a meal that is full of protein and fiber and good nutrition. I like to serve this with Spanish Rice and a salad.
(this can be prepared in 40 minutes or less)
2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil in your large heavy skillet
1 medium onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
2 cups white rice (raw - not cooked)
Brown your rice, onions, garlic in the olive oil - takes 4 or 5 minutes.
now pour in 3 cups of chicken stock
1 heaping tablespoon of tomato paste or 1 cup of fresh or cooked tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
Give it all a stir, cover, turn to low and let cook for 20 to 25 minutes
This is my very favorite Spanish Rice recipe and I have tried quite a few over the years.
Rice and beans together have the amino acids to make a complete protein- this is a very inexpensive but good for you meal. Straight from your pantry how neat is that.