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But enough with BPA. You are here to learn about making tasty refried beans in three easy steps. If you want to know more about BPA, read on.
Step 2: Soak beans overnight. Okay, this is the challenge. You need to plan this in advance. One cup raw beans yields about three cups cooked beans, so plan accordingly. You could always make more than you need and freeze the excess until you are ready to eat them.
Step 3: Cook beans. Once soaked, strain beans and discard this water. Add two cups of water to beans and bring to a boil in a saucepan. Turn the heat down to medium/low and let sit a few hours. You can use more or less water depending on how soupy you like them.
Step 3.1 (optional): Blend beans. Some people like them whole. I prefer blended so that they taste like traditional refried beans.
Salt and pepper to taste. I don’t consider this a step, because I typically cook with littler to no salt. I’m a firm believer that you can add it later if you need it, but over-salting ruins meals.