The Magical Fruit

I'm hooked on dry beans now. These pinto beans here, I bought for .32 cents/lb a few weeks ago. I was in the mood for refried beans & didn't have any canned ones. Then I remembered I could grind them in my wheat grinder & make my own. So... I searched for my recipe, & voila!

Fresh ground pinto beans into a beautiful fine flour...

Then, I mixed all the ingredients, put them in a glass jar, & I have an instant refried bean mix, ready when I need it! Here is my recipe:

1 1/2 c. pinto flour
1 1/2 t. chili powder
1/8 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. cumin
1 1/2 t. salt

*Can also sprinkle in a little onion powder, if you like.

Double or triple the recipe & store in an airtight container. Lasts longer if stored in the fridge... This will give you a quick meal at a moments notice!

To prepare, whisk 3/4 c. dry mixture with 2 1/4 c. warm water in small sauce pan. Cook while stirring, over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes, or until mixture thickens.

(Don't worry about the lumpies...)

Reduce heat to low, cover pan & cook 4 more minutes.

Then you can add taco sauce, picante sauce, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, or whatever you want... & enjoy it with chips or on a burrito/enchilada, etc! It's great!!!


I also ground white great northern beans & added it to my bread for extra protein. No one even knew it was in there. The texture & taste was exactly the same! I'm thinking I could sneak it into sauces, soups, chili, mashed potatoes, burgers, & all kinds of foods! Maybe even cookies & cakes! Hm... I might have to grind black beans & kidney beans next time :)


Diane said...

I may sound dumb, but I want to know...graining the beans instead of soaking them...is there any problem with gas or other stomach problems?

Jenn said...

Nope! :) Because once it's broken open, the gas is released. And if you sprout your beans before eating them (just a day or so)... it releases gases inside also & hugely reduces the stomach issues, as well as multiplying your vitamin content. Hope that helps!