Saturday, June 1, 2013

Refried Beans and Hotsie-Totsie Sauce!

We all love a little Mexican flavor now and then, right?! Well get ready for some totally awesome better-than-Taco-Bell-flavor that's headed right for your taste buds! :)

Not only are these two dishes delightful, they're also a frugal meal because you can serve meatless bean burritos with the hotsie-totsie sauce with a sprinkle of cheese, and for much less money than it costs to eat out at a Mexican restaurant. Satisfying, healthy, and SO GOOD! :D This is one dinner that definitely needs to dive into your menu. :)

And just look how simple it is...

Refried Beans

Ingredients:

  • 5 1/2 cups (or 2 pounds) dry pinto or black beans
  • about 3-3 1/2 quarts of water, as needed
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons salt, to taste

Directions:

  • Rinse the beans.  Cook the beans with the water in the crockpot for 8 hours on high.
  • Drain the beans, reserving the liquid.  
  • Mash the beans and add the bean liquid as needed to make a smooth mixture. 
  • Add the spices and stir them in well.
Serve them with tortilla shells, freshly grated cheddar cheese and Hotsie~Totsie Sauce.  Oh, go ahead and have some sour cream if you really have to! ;)

Hotsie~Totsie Sauce

Ingredients:


  • 1 ( 15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

Place in sauce pan and stir well, simmer at a very low temperature for 15- 20 minutes.
Remove and cool. Store in an air-tight container like a mason jar!
May be kept in refrigerator for several days.


You are getting your spices at a really good price, aren't you?  If you haven't heard, please check out our post on Best Prices for Herbs and Spices.

Enjoy this deliciouso dinner, perfect for your summer evenings when you want a little zesty flavor without breaking the bank. :D

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14 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever had homemade refried beans! I love the stuff out of the can, so I'm betting that homemade stuff is sooo much better. I'm pinning this for the future. Thanks!

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    1. If you love canned refried beans, you HAVE to try these homemade ones! Not only are the better for you (no lard!!) but they are delicious. :) Thanks for pinning our post! :)

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking this up with the DIY Sunday Showcase! Jen @ PinkWhen

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    1. Thanks for hosting the party! And thanks for commenting! :)
      Gloria

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  3. This looks yummy! I pinned this to make soon as we go through refried beans often! The sauce also sounds wonderful - found you on Mop It Up Monday, thanks for sharing! Jill @ Mama Ging

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    1. Thanks for the great comment. The Hotsie~Totsie Sauce is one of our favorites and we eat it very often, it's good on so many things!
      Gloria

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  4. Love the name of your beans... looks delicious. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

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    1. They really are, Diane! Hope you try them and love them as much as we do! ;)

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  5. Ooooh ...... Mexican food is one of my weaknesses!!! I *MUST* try this :) Pinning and sharing on FB!

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    1. Ours too, Jamie! It's just so good! Thanks for pinning our post and sharing it on Facebook... now others can join in the yumminess! ;)

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  6. Oh my, love anything Mexican!!! Looks great! Stop on by and link up at our 1st SUPER SUNDAY Linky Party:

    http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-1/

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment! We stop by and take a look, thanks for the invite!
      Gloria

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  7. YUM! Would love you to share your post at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party which has a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Aloha Friday blog hop! :)

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I'll pop on by and take a peek!
      Gloria

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