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5 Simple Recipes You Can Make With Dehydrated Refried Beans

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5 Simple Recipes You Can Make With Dehydrated Refried Beans
Dehydrated Refried Beans
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Dehydrated refried beans are quick to prepare and only need 5-10 minutes to cook.  You don’t need to soak overnight. Just simply rehydrate them, and they are ready to cook right from the pack. How cool is that? Furthermore, you can eat them as a snack straight from the pack. The process of dehydrating removes water from refried beans but preserves the nutritional value.

Here are 5 delicious recipes that you can try out with our dehydrated refried beans.

Easy Refried Beans1

Refried beans are so easy to make. This recipe is quick and gets ready in 25 minutes. They are healthy and perfect for everyone, including gluten intolerant people or vegan.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of rehydrated refried beans
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lime

Method

  1. Warm the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add onions and salt and cook while occasionally stirring until they soften.
  2. Add the garlic, chili, and cumin powder. Cook as you stir for about 30 seconds. Add the beans and water, stir, cover, and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Lower the heat and continue to cook the beans. Stir every 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Taste and add more lime juice or salt as per your preference. You can also add some water if the beans are too dry and combine. Cover the lid until you’re ready to serve.

Meat Free Quesadillas2

These meat-free quesadillas are easy and cheap to make. They only require 20 minutes to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups refried beans mix
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • Sour cream
  • A handful of coriander
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, coarsely grated

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Toss in the onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add cumin seeds and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the rehydrated beans, paprika, and water and cook.
  4. Mash the beans with a potato masher to make a rough puree and season.
  5. Spread the beans on four of the tortillas. Sprinkle some cheese and coriander on them. Spread some salsa on each then top with the remaining 4 tortillas. Wipe out pan with paper towel
  6. Heat the cleaned frying pan once again. Cook each of the 4 quesadillas for 1-2 minutes on each side until they are crisp and golden and the cheese has melted.
  7. Cut the tortillas into wedges. Add some extra salsa and use sour cream for dipping.

Baked Refried Beans3

Use precooked dehydrated refried beans to reduce the preparation time. You don’t want to soak your beans for 24 hours to cook them. This works perfectly for those spontaneous side dishes preparation.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rehydrated refried beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon canola/olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Cilantro or diced tomatoes for garnishing
  • ½ cup shredded cheese

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with oil
  2. Add oil to a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Toss in onions and garlic and sauté them till soft for about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the rehydrated beans to a mixing bowl. Add garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, salt, and onion powder and stir. Toss in the sautéed onions and garlic. You can add hot sauce or taco sauce if you wish.
  4. Pour the mixture to the baking dish. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Cover the dish with a foil.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil, and then place it back to the oven for another 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with diced tomatoes or a few cilantro leaves. Enjoy

Tostada cups4

This recipe with dehydrated refried beans is easy to make. It takes about 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 10 warm corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup of salsa

Toppings

  • Lettuce/ Sliced olives /sliced onions
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Low-fat sour cream/ additional salsa

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Press each tortilla into 10 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Spray some cooking spray on the tortillas
  3. Bake for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Mix the chicken with salsa. Add a layer of beans, the chicken mixture, and cheese on each cup.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes. Serve with your favorite toppings with additional salsa or sour cream.

Burrito casserole5

This recipe is easy to make. It’s delicious and filling.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups refried beans
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 8 ounces crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings: lettuce tomatoes, ripe olives

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large pan, cook the beef over low heat till slightly brown. Add the refried beans and mix. Add onion and taco seasoning and stir.
  3. Unroll the refrigerated crescent roll. Place it on a greased 13x9 baking dish and press it to the bottom.
  4. Spread the beef and beans mixture over the roll. Sprinkle cheese and bake till golden brown for about 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle your topping of choice. Enjoy

Try out these recipes with our dehydrated refried beans. They are gluten-free and non-GMO. Apart from being a great source of essential vitamins and minerals, they have a long shelf life with no added preservatives or additives.  They are a good solution during emergencies. You can stock up during this isolation period.

Grab your jar of dehydrated refried beans today from Mother Earth Products Today.

References

  1. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/220642/quick-and-easy-refried-beans/
  2. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/refried-bean-quesadillas
  3. https://momsdinner.net/refried-beans/
  4. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chicken-tostada-cups/
  5. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/burrito-bake/

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