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Bacon Refried Beans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Katie

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 shallot minced
  • ½ garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoon red bell pepper minced
  • 3 cans Pinto Beans drained
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro minced
  • 2 tablespoon green onion sliced

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a cast iron skillet until crispy. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon fat to the side. Remove bacon from pan, crumble, and put to the side. Then cook shallot, garlic, and bell pepper on medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned (but not burnt).
  • Once the veggies are cooking in a food processor puree pinto beans and slowly add the ½ cup of water. Then add the 1 tablespoon of bacon fat and the veggies. Puree for 30 seconds until well incorporated.
  • Add the pureed beens back to the cast iron skillet with bacon grease. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes mixing a few times. Top with shredded Mexican cheese, cilantro, green onions, and crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.