March 28, 2014

Make your Own Beans – Freezer Cooking (Refried Beans, Crock Pot Beans)

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How do I make Homemade Refried Beans

 

It’s been a busy work day during this freezer cooking/spray paint my kitchen island kind of day.

I have ten pounds of chicken cooking in some way, shape or form. I made up lots of turkey bacon, and then used just a tad of the left over grease to fry up a huge batch of diced onions to have on hand at all times.

My easy banana bread is next on the agenda.

So here is a little video tutorial on what I did with my freezer cooking day. You will want to know just how easy it is to make re-fried beans that taste like you stepped out of a Mexican Restaurant.

(My ten year old taped this for me, just in case you’re wondering why there’s this “I’m rocking on a boat” type of feel. And yes, you’ll be able to tell, I didn’t even comb my hair or spruce up for you all…it’s really a work day – be kind. ) :)


Comments

  1. Making refried beans here, too! I hope there are enough left over to freeze. They are a staple in our house and so yummy! Blessings!

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  2. I wouldn’t have know about the no makeup unless you had said something. You look that cute all the time?!

    Thanks for the great bulk been cooking ideas. :-)

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    Jens Reply:

    @Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home, LOL – OK, well if truth be told, I am sure I have some on from the day before… :) But, I didn’t “spruce” up for you all…I should have after watching the video.

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  3. Priscilla says:

    Love your video (tell your son he did an awesome job!).
    I’m planning on trying to make homemade pinto beans (with ham, etc. after Easter), and I think I will try my hand at some refried beans now as well!

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  4. Love how easy you make things look. makes me think I can actually do it too!!
    :)

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  5. Terri H says:

    This is my favorite crockpot refried bean recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Refried-Beans-Without-the-Refry/Detail.aspx It incorporates all the veggies and spices while you’re cooking and you don’t even have to soak! I also puree with my immersion blender which works great and saves me another big appliance to clean. Thanks for this post…I will never buy canned beans again!

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  6. Jen, I love refried beans and love to doctor those up that I get in the store. This is a great way to make them from scratch.
    Thanks,
    Ginger

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  7. Stephanie says:

    http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/04/homemade-pintos.html

    Jen this is a link with a recipe for home made refried beans and we love them I made a big croakpot to be a side dish at the lake and everyone ended up having them for a snack.

    Thanks for the video I never thought to put them in the food processor.

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    Jens Reply:

    @Stephanie, Jess is a good bloggy friend of mine. I remember when she posted her recipe.
    I’ll need to add my recipe to this post since I know that people will want specifics, but I was in such a hurry to get it up and get back to my painting…lol. :)
    This will work wonders till I do.

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  8. Amy Kinser says:

    We have pinto beans quite often because they are so yummy and they are cheap. I buy them in big quantities. I have never made refried beans, but I will be soon, for sure. Thanks for spurring me on.

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  9. I like to make refried beans too – I use onion, garlic, salt, cumin and chili powder to season them. So yummy and so cheap! We dip chips and carrots and use them in tacos and other recipes! I usually mash them by hand, but I think I’ll try the food processor the next time, much better consistency.

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  10. I have never made a homemade bean.

    And I LOVE to cook.

    I am definitely trying these.

    Ole’!

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  11. I can’t wait to see the recipe! I just bought a bunch of dried beans, so I was excited when I saw your post! I was sick of buying canned beans, so now I can make them and freeze them like you said!
    I always love your videos! Your beautiful inside and out :)
    Kristi

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  12. I just cooked up 2 pounds of pinto beans and made into refried beans and froze them earlier this week! Not only are they cheaper, they taste better, too! I freeze them in meal-sized ziplocks and just pull them out on the day I want them. So handy! I don’t ever plan to buy another can of them again.

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  13. Thanks for the tip. I think I will try this next week with black beans and pinto beans.

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  14. I’m definitely trying this next time I cook. Thanks!

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  15. Jen, I love your blog because I actually do or can do alot of what you recommend! I don’t know…your ideas are very doable. I get overwhelmed sometimes by other ideas.

    I actually bought 2 lbs of pinto beans this week before I read this! I’m going to throw some of mine in quesadillas.

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  16. My family (well, my husband and son) doesn’t like pinto beans, which makes me very sad, because I LOVE them! I will have to try doing refried beans…maybe a way I can sneak pintos in their diets! : )

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  17. That is awesome! I would love to link to this. I am doing a Dinner Dilemmas linky on Sundays. I hope you don’t mind if I send some people over to view this.

    Thanks!

    XOXO
    Jen
    {tatertots & jello}

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  18. Thanks so much for this, yes, I was waiting for the recipe but sometimes we think things are harder or more precise than they really are…can’t wait to save the money and no more canned preservatives!!
    Lisa

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    Jens Reply:

    LOL- I forgot that I never went back and added a specific recipe. Maybe I need to, but you’re right, it is so easy that a recipe isn’t really needed, but I realize that may be because I just “know” how easy it is. :)

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