One thing that’s kind of annoying about not eating animal products is the fact that you have to put up with all the punny recipe names. A girl can only take so many “Not-Dogs” and “Snobby Joes” (ok, that one is from Veganomicon and I actually think it’s pretty darn funny). But now that I’m writing my own recipes I discover that when these beans have no fat and haven’t even been fried once, let alone REfried, I’m reluctant to call them refried beans.
But I digress. These are essentially refried beans, they taste delicious, they are vegan & fat free. ’Nuff said.
- 3 c. Dried pinto beans
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 3 Cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 1/4 tsp. Cumin (optional)
- 7-10 c. Water or vegetable broth (start with 7, you may add more later)
- 2-5 tsp. Salt (again, start with less, it’s easy to add to taste at the end.)
Once the beans are soft, use an immersion blender or hand mixer to puree the beans until they have the consistency of refried beans. Taste and add salt as needed.