I have been eating pinto beans regularly for years and love them. My daughter loves them and will even eat them for breakfast!
Recently I learned that I can make refried beans in the Vitamix. Oh my. Amazing. Even my reluctant bean eaters LOVE these! We put them in burritos, serve them with chips, eat them on the side of Tex Mex meals, or just have some plain as a snack. They go great with shredded cheese, salsa, fresh cilantro and sour cream.
Vitamix Refried Beans
4 cups pintos with their liquid (I make my own from dried, but you could use canned.) The liquid should just cover the beans in the blender. Add more liquid if needed and then cook them down a bit if they are too thin. They also thicken up if you stick them back in the fridge and eat them later.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 T. butter or coconut oil (bacon grease for southerners)
Blend until smooth.
These freeze beautifully.
~Mama to Many~