Refried Beans
  1. Clean the beans. Leave them to soak overnight. Drain.
  2. In a medium pan, put soaked beans, water, onion, garlic powder and olive oil.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 2½ hours or until beans are tender.
  4. Mash 3 cups of cooked beans in large heavy skillet.
  5. Add 1 cup bean cooking liquid. Cook over medium heat until thick and the desired consistency.

From Flavors of Fiesta by University of Illinois Extension

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