Let me tell ya - not every photo in this post will look delicious. But when the end product contributes to this:
It's all good.
Why is it so awesome? It's bilingual and Belinda said it's very authentic - so guess what? I'm sold!
There's another recipe for actually cooking the beans - so I decided to start off with a semi-homemade and used canned pinto beans. I drained them over a bowl because apparently the bean cooking liquid/juice is very important.
Now at this point - I'm going to interject with a photo from Instagram (credit to eward18) - this is what I think of when I hear "refried beans" - right?
So at this point - in my recipe - I had to add my mashed beans into the sauteed onions. I'll warn you - they look kinda like the ones up there from the can. I was hoping they wouldn't end that way!
But there you have it - homemade refried beans! They look pretty good. They tasted even better!
Come on - they're so pretty you know you want to see them again. haha
Homemade & Authentic Refried Beans
1 cup cooked pinto beans (save liquid)
1 Tablespoon lard
1/2 small onion, diced
1/2 cup bean liquid
1. Drain the beans over a bowl and save the liquid.
2. Mash the beans
3. Heat lard/oil in a skillet
4. Saute onions until soft
5. Add mashed beans and liquid
6. Stir, stir, stir