Yummy. I love refried beans. I don't love the additives and preservatives.
I haven't had much success cooking beans from dried, but my Whole Foodigans friends were talking about soaking and cooking beans, so I thought I'd give it a whirl again.
I soaked pinto beans, probably a pound and a half, in water with a splash of lemon juice overnight. Mid morning, I drained the soaking liquid out, then put them in a pot with more water on the stove. Cooked them for several hours, checking every couple or so to see if the beans were done. I drained them, let them cool, then put them in the fridge.
Tonight, I heated up some coconut oil, threw some of the cooked pinto beans in, added chili powder and salt to taste, and used my Pampered Chef Mix N Chop to smash them up. If you don't have a Mix N Chop, buy one now. I'm not even joking, one of the best inventions ever. It's original purpose was for chopping up the ground meat, when you're browning it, but it works for so many other things!