Everyday Mom's Meals: Refried Squared

Monday, April 25, 2011

Refried Squared

As in refried twice. Why you ask? Well, that's simple. I don't have the time (usually) to make refried beans from scratch, but don't really enjoy them straight from the can. Let's face it, some things are ok just dumped from the can and heated up, but refried beans just aren't one of them. So I went in search of a recipe to "perk" them up, rejuvenate them in a way. I found one on food.com, added a few things, took a couple away,and it was easy, quick and perfect for our taco night supper. I'm serving them as a side dish, but I'm sure they would be great as a dip for nacho chips as well.

Easy Refried Refried Beans

2 pieces of bacon, chopped
1/4 onion chopped
1 garlic clove
1 can refried beans
1/4 cup water
shredded monterey jack cheese
olive oil

Gently fry bacon until near crisp. Remove from pan. If not enough fat has been released, add a couple drizzles of olive oil. Add onion and garlic and saute until tender. Add refried beans and water. Stir and simmer until creamy and heated through. Season w/ salt and pepper if needed, cook about 1 minute more. Top w/ cheese to melt.

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