Refried Beans is one of those dishes that is so good in a restaurant but making them at home does not always turn out as well. The cans of refried beans can be very greasy or strong flavored. A great solution is to make them out of canned pinto beans.
Allen's seasoned pinto beans with Vidalia onions is a great starter. Drain at least half of the liquid off of the beans. Pour the beans in a lightly oiled skillet (cast iron works great). Let them start to heat through and then mash them with a ladle or potato masher. When they are the consistency you like, add hot sauce to taste. You can also add cumin, garlic and even red pepper for a kick.
These beans go great in a Mexican casserole or in a warmed tortilla with chicken or ground beef. They are very versatile. They can also be added to a 7 layer Mexican dip. Recipes can be found at cd kitchen or cooks.com or make up your own dishes and impress your family.
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