Archive for April 11th, 2011

As said in a earlier post, beans are a meat substitute in this household.  Refried beans are simple to make, inexpensive, and taste great with so many dishes, or just on their own. They also freeze well and can be canned making them an added blessing.

Refried Beans

2 cups pinto beans

1/2 cup bacon drippings

1/2 tsp garlic powder

7 cups water

salt to taste

Place beans in large pot with 7 cups water.  Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer, simmer 2 hours. Add more water if water level gets low.

When beans are extremely soft, prepare large skillet by heating drippings on medium heat.  Using potato masher, mash beans then add to the drippings, stir in garlic powder and salt to taste.

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