Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny
Gardening

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Refried Beans with Dulse Seaweed Recipe

Dulse fried is a good bacon replacement, so why not a bacon replacement in other recipes? I found that Dulse and refried beans are great together.

What you will need:

1 pound bag dry pinto beans
Water
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Garlic powder
A handful of Dulse sliced (Estimate 1/2 Cup)

Start by taking your dry beans and putting them in a large bowl filled with 6-8 cups of water and let soak overnight. If you want to do the quick method just put them in a large pot, Add the water and bring to a boil. Then boil for 2 minutes and turn off heat. Let sit for 1 hour. These directions are straight from the bag.

Now drain the beans and place in large pot. Add 6 cups of water cover pot with lid and bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil turn it down to a simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours. Add the 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. garlic powder and mix. I leave my lid on side ways so some steam escapes and the pot does not over boil.

When your beans are cooked take a bean/potato masher and mash your beans.  I do this at 1 1/2 hours of cooking. You can leave the beans on simmer while doing this.

The beans do not all have to be mashed. Turn off the heat. Take a handful (1 Cup) of Dulse Seaweed and slice.


You can use less or more to taste. Now put it into the pot of beans and mix.


Looking good. Take some plastic containers with lids and divide into serving sizes of choice.


I used 2 cup Ziplock containers. They are cheap and reusable.  I put the covers on and put them into my upright freezer . When you are ready to use them. Take one out and place in bowl or sink of very hot water for 15-30 minutes. Then turn it over and into a pot and cook them on simmer until they are defrosted and hot. I stir and watch frequently.

Note: You can add more Salt or Garlic to taste. Sometimes I add diced Jalepeno' when I prepare my beans to.