Instant Mashed Beans

I made a Mexican Layer dip for dinner earlier in the week. I didn’t have any refried beans in the house but I did have about 200+ lbs of dried beans. In about 10 minutes, I had really cheap fat-free refried beans. NOTE:The following can be done in a blender if it’s strong enough; test out about 5 beans in the bottom of your blender and see if it can handle it. Do not put more than 1/4 cup in at a time!Instant refried beans made with bean flour

I started with 1 cup of whole dried pinto beans.

I put them through my wheat grinder and got about 1 1/2 cups of bean flour.

Then, I mixed the flour with 2 cups of cool water and then added it to 2 cups of boiling water. I stirred it with a whisk until it boiled, reduced the heat and cooked 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

For flavor, I added a package of taco seasoning (1/4 cup bulk bought at Costco) and then made the dip according to the recipe. These inexpensive beans are great for burritos or any other place you would use refried beans.

Instant Mashed Beans
  • 1 cup beans whole, or 1½ cups pinto bean flour
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper
  1. Grind beans in a grain mill to a flour consistency.
  2. Pour it into a saucepan.
  3. Add water to make a smooth mixture.
  4. Heat to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to stir.
  6. Add taco seasoning.
  7. Season to taste.



7 thoughts on “Instant Mashed Beans

  1. >brilliant! i've always wondered if that would work. your other option would have been the pressure cooker, but i'm scared of mine…

  2. >I wanted to let you know that I linked to this on my weekly link roundup. Thanks for the great idea! (post can be found here)

  3. >I am going to have to try this! Sometimes I want refried beans but I forget to make them until it is too late. That sounds so quick and easy. I have ground beans in my grain grinder before but I have just used the flour in baking.

  4. >I was curious…what kind of wheat grinder do you have? I'm looking to buy one and want to be sure it will handle grinding beans well.

    How well do you like yours? Is there anything you wished it did or didn't do?

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