I really do NOT like refried beans. I love Mexican food, but not refried beans. I suppose it's because I know how much fat is in there. That, and when you open a can it is full of squishy dog food looking, rotten smelling, stuff that barely resembles beans.
Well, I made a batch for a potluck I was going to. I say I made them, but really I opened a few cans and heated up the mess inside. I could barely handle the smell.
My thought - If I don't like this stuff, then why am I bringing it? I did an internet search and found a lot of ideas. I had already been to the store 2 times today and I was NOT going to go back a third time. Besides, I only had an hour left before I had to leave. I had to make do with what was on hand.
What I ended up doing was this:
In a crock pot mix 2 cans refried beans
1-2 cups velveeta cheese
1/2 can rotel
2 packets taco seasoning
1/2 cup diced onion
They didn't taste too bad. Not my favorite, but definitely a TON better than what came out of the can. Now, what do I do with the left overs? There's not a lot, but enough that I really don't want to be wasteful.
My oldest daughter has a thing for burritos right now. I simply put that brown mess on a tortilla, add a few sides, and call it dinner. I love quick dinners!
This won't be my go to on a busy night, but now I know what to do with the 3 cans of refried beans in the pantry.