I previously posted a link to the recipe for “refried” beans, ( allrecipes.com/Recipe/Re
) but I wanted to bring them up again so I could post some pictures.
Both times we have made them they haven’t quite turned out the way we like, but I think the third time will be the charm. The first time they came out WAY too oniony and way too salty even though I halved the amount of salt the recipe called for. This time we put in half as much onion and zero salt. The next time we make it, I guess we’ll try quartering the amount of salt the recipe calls for and using 3/4 of an onion. That should fix any of the taste issues.
We dumped everything into the slow cooker after lining it thanks to the great suggestion of a friend. Slow cooker liners rock! The clean up was fantastically easy.
After being patient for eight hours and having a house smell wonderfully (lol) of beans, it doesn’t quite look appealing before you blend it...
...or after you blend it.
But for about one calorie per gram, it’s pretty good. I had 200 grams which was about 215 calories and almost one cup.
I added some of the beans, greek yogurt and green onion to a whole wheat tortilla to make a burrito.
I also made a “taco salad.”
Instead of a shell, I put the lettuce, beans, greek yogurt and green onion in a bowl and ate it with a few tortilla chips on the side. That way I still feel like I’m getting to eat something crunchy with it. I place a forkful on top of a chip and chow down.
I got these cute little condiment cups to put mustard in when I’m having potato wedges, so I decided to use one and have a bit of salsa on the side.
The chips were good! We tried a new kind that we found at Target. They were on a massive sale, didn’t have any weird ingredients, and seemed to fit with the meal.
The meal tasted good, but was definitely lacking in the veggies department. I usually have either a large salad with dinner or a side of steamed veggies. I couldn’t figure out which ones would be good with this, so I ended up skipping it. But then I wasn’t feeling satisfied at all. I definitely need to add something!
I don’t know if we’ll do this again, it wasn’t too high in calories, but it was higher than our usual dinners and like I said, not really filling! I don’t like extra textures in my burritos or taco salads, so I wasn’t going to add any more veggies to those items. But, on the side, I probably could.
Do you do any sort of taco night at your house? What do you eat with it?