Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dehydrated Red Bean Refried Beans

Ok, so I know there is another recipe on here for refried beans. But today I made them a little different. I decided to try and make refried beans from dehydrated red beans today. I know your thinking what the heck is that... well, they are part of my food storage. They are considered quick cooking red beans. They were previously cooked, then dehydrated. They have a great shelf life, and are very easy to cook with, i recommend these instead of the dry beans that take FOREVER to cook, between soaking overnight and cooking a long time. These dry beans are a great alternative. So, I again have no refried beans for taco night. We've been really trying to get creative here at home. Trying to see how long until we go to the store again, living off what abundance we already have. So, I have created this new recipe. I hope you enjoy. This is where you can purchase Dehydrated Red Beans.

3 tbsp bacon grease
2 tsp minced garlic
1 can black beans
3 cups dehydrated red beans
6 cups of water
Place water in a pot to boil. Once water is boiling, add the dehydrated red beans. Bring back to a boil. keep at a light boil on medium heat. boil for 20 min. stirring periodically. about 10 min into it, add the drained and rinsed can of black beans. stir and continue to boil. If there is any excess water, drain most of the water from the beans. Then, place back on to medium heat. add the garlic and bacon grease. Mash with potato masher. and let cook down.

I had enough for two meals, so I took about half out and put in a container in the fridge for later this week. Then I am adding it to our Taco meat for taco night. Smells yummy and tastes yummy too. Enjoy :)

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