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Old 07-12-2018, 02:25 PM   #31
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CJ, thank you. So the green stuff, that's Salsa Verde?
You're welcome, Charlie. Yes, that would be the Salsa Verde. I always get Herdez, but there are several other brands in the supermarkets.
https://www.herdeztraditions.com/pro...z-salsa-verde/
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:48 PM   #32
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I recall reading that the 're' in refried, is a Spanish term mean "well" . As in well refried.

Believe it or not the absolute best refried beans I ever had was on Kodiak Island in Alaska. The Mexican cook would not share the recipe with me but I do know he made his own using pintos enteros. (whole beans he soaked overnight). Also, I sneaked a peek once and I know he fried his beans in bacon fat.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:32 AM   #33
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I recall reading that the 're' in refried, is a Spanish term mean "well" . As in well refried.

Believe it or not the absolute best refried beans I ever had was on Kodiak Island in Alaska. The Mexican cook would not share the recipe with me but I do know he made his own using pintos enteros. (whole beans he soaked overnight). Also, I sneaked a peek once and I know he fried his beans in bacon fat.
As my mother was fond of saying, our family is known as Proper Bostonions and when we make "Boston Baked Beans" we always soak the beans overnight.

All dried beans should be soaked overnight. Pea, Pinto, Kidney, etc.
Growing up, every Saturday night my kids had Boston Baked Beans with a large piece of salt pork, and right after supper on Friday night, the beans went into the large bowl to soak. I never had a failure for Saturday night
supper.

By the way, our silly folks we elected to make sensible laws, one day when they were bored, made a law that said "Boston Baked Beans could not be called Boston Baked Beans unless they were actually baked in Boston. That must have been just before they all were done for the year.
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:53 AM   #34
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:58 AM   #35
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Yes, and they fit nicely in a tortilla!
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:59 AM   #36
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I, too, despise refried beans. I've always said "If you can't fry them right the first time, don't bother!"

But when it is absolutely neccesary to have frijoles refritos, I make my own, and I don't make them so mushy that they look like Ken-L-Ration.

Refried Beans

Ingredients:

1½ cups dry pinto beans
4 Tbs bacon fat
½ cup onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

Soak the beans, covered in water, for 8 hours or overnight then drain and rinse the soaked beans. Cover them with fresh water by about 3 inches, bring the pot to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 3 hours, adding more water if necessary, until the beans are tender. Drain the beans, reserving the bean broth.

In a large saucepan, sauté the onion and jalapeño in the bacon fat until soft. Add the garlic and sauté for about 45 seconds more.

Add the beans and some of the bean broth. Add the cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper and mix well. Bring to a slow simmer and cook for 10 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once beans are heated through, mash them with a potato masher or an immersion blender to the desired consistency.

Place the refried beans in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro and scallions.

If you have friends that say "don't put cilantro on mine, It tastes like soap!", then substitue epazote instead. It doesn't taste like soap, it tastes like kerosine!
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:34 PM   #37
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I like stuff cooked in bacon fat, but for re-fried beans, it has to be Manteca or leaf lard.
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:18 PM   #38
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And so you should! Thanks for the laugh. I really needed it today.
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I thought a burrito was a little burro.
You mean it's not ??????

I've been brought up on lies, I tell ya!!!
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