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what to do with slightly overcooked mushy beans?

Aimee Apr 9, 2007 08:04 AM

They are a little salty but have a really good flavor. They are some sort of pink/pinto bean.

  1. Emme Apr 10, 2007 12:28 AM

    Add them to a lentil stew.

    Or, scoop a bagel, toast it, then fill with a mix of chopped onions, beans, garlic, and cheese, retoast til warmy and gooey. Top w/ salsa and/or sour cream and/or avocado slices/chunks.

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      amoncada Apr 9, 2007 10:05 AM

      Authentic Mexican Refried Beans;
      Heat up 4-5 or more tablespoons of corn oil in a non-stick fry pan until slightly smoking and add some diced jalapeno and onion and cook briefly until softened but not burned. Next add beans with the liquid and then let beans come to a boil. Boil out some of the liquid and then begin mashing with a potato masher. Ready to serve! They are delicious over nachos with Mexican cheese, tomato's, green onions, etc, or with scrambled eggs and salsa and corn tortillas.

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      1. re: amoncada
        bigjimbray Apr 9, 2007 07:12 PM

        how about a bean soup.

      2. C. Hamster Apr 9, 2007 09:16 AM

        Puree with some onion and garlic and cilantro. Combine with some salsa and you'll have a nice dip or spread.

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        1. re: C. Hamster
          scubadoo97 Apr 9, 2007 09:47 AM

          I second C.Hamster's suggestion and make bean dip. Those are almost the exact ingredients I would have suggested.

          1. re: scubadoo97
            Youffraita Apr 9, 2007 02:13 PM

            You could also do it as a warm bean dip, in which case I'd melt in a bit of shredded cheese, like colby or pepperjack.

        2. jdm Apr 9, 2007 09:13 AM

          make a quick low sodium broth, add the beans and perhaps some tomato sauce, cook some more. Soup! Toss in some cooked pastina and a handful of fresh parsley.....

          1. Sam Fujisaka Apr 9, 2007 08:18 AM

            Process, add chopped onion and tomato (w/seeds removed), fry = refried beans

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            1. re: Sam Fujisaka
              jennisad Apr 9, 2007 08:58 AM

              Beans are great fiber. Mash some up and wrap with a warm tortilla, or add some to scrambled eggs and ham, a little ranch style breakfast!

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              DGresh Apr 9, 2007 08:08 AM

              I've made nice quesedillas with beans and feta, and maybe some chopped up jalepenos. If they are salty you may want to use a less salty cheese than feta; anything would work.

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