The Economy Sucks but my Creamy Frijoles Rock


The Economy Sucks but my Frijoles Rock

Refried beans, sometimes known as frijoles, get a bad rap nutritionally because they're often made with lard, then fried in oil. Neither is necessary. This healthy version (note that I even snuck a carrot in and no one noticed) is just as delicious and having a pot of them around is an excellent way to stretch your family food budget in this time of financial uncertainty. Pull out the old crock pot for stress-free, one-pot easy preparation. Turn it on low before you leave for work and come home to the robust, earthy aroma of Old Mexico. What can you do with a pot of frijoles?
Course Side
Cuisine Mexican


  • Dry pinto beans 1 cup
  • Water
  • Chicken or vegetable broth at least 2 cups, enough to generously cover beans
  • Small onion chopped
  • Garlic two cloves
  • 1 carrot diced
  • *optional - if you have a ham hock or other bone around stick it in for flavor
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried organic oregano
  • salt to taste

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