These beans are sooo gooood!
Refried beans made with pinto beans. I rinsed then cooked 1 pound pinto beans in crock pot with 4 cups water. I let them get soft. Cooked 2-3 hours on high and then a few more hours on low to get there... Maybe more. You could keep the crockpot on high to get them soft faster.
Fry up a package of bacon in a big frying pan. Once the bacon is cooked, I cut it all up into little pieces with scissors and put it back into the frying pan... Leaving the grease in too.
Start putting the cooked pinto beans into the frying pan and stirring, mixing with the bacon and grease. They will mush up after a bit. Add water as you fry them or it will get too dry and become crumbly.
These beans taste so good and hearty. High protein, complex carbs for long lasting energy, fiber, saturated animal fats for hormone production (not to mention calories for hard gainers like me).
I eat a bowl of these beans before training and feel great at the gym. They store easily in the fridge and reheat well in the microwave.