Instant Refried Beans
Mill clean, organic dried, pinto beans in your NutriMill (or other grain mill that is designed to do dried beans,) at the same setting you use for bread flour, or slightly courser. (No, you don’t have to use organic, but it’s better for you if you do. Yes, you DO have to use dried. DO NOT wet them in any way before grinding. Just pick out any foreign objects.)
Boil – 2.5 c. purified water in a small saucepan.
3/4 c. pinto bean flour
1/2 t. unrefined salt (Real®, himalayan, or celtic)
1/4 t. cumin powder*
rounded 1/2 t. chili powder
small clove minced garlic, organic – or scant 1/8 t. garlic powder
Stir over medium heat about 1 minute, until mixture thickens. (Lumps are fine.)
Reduce heat to low and cover pan. Cook approx. 4 minutes more. (Mixture will thicken more as it cools.)
approx. 1/2 c. organic, natural Salsa
Serve with fresh, corn Tortilla Chips or use as a burrito filling, in whole wheat tortillas.
Bon Appetite – whoops, forgot again – Ole!
*Note: Use non-irradiated spices. You can add a bit more salt, if you really must, and less or no garlic, if you want.
– adapted from Country Beans by Rita Bingham
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