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Instant Refried Beans Mix

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get great side dishes! This inexpensive make ahead Refried Bean Mix recipe is very inexpensive, less than .05 per prepared serving.
(Photo credit to BleedingAce!)

You’ll Need:

3 cups dried navy or pinto beans

3 tsp. dried cumin
3 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt pepper
3 T. dried minced onion

In a coffee grinder, food mill or blender, grind beans until a flour consistency. Combine all ingredients and store jar or ziploc bag.

To Use:
3/4 cup mix
2-1/2 cups boiling water

Mix with a wire whisk until combined. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until thickened. Mixture will thicken more as it cools. Refried beans will remain thickened even when reheating. You can add salsa or chopped chili peppers for added zip.

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