All things fell into place this weekend for me to try Jennifer's Traditional Vegan Refried Beans from Veg*n Cooking and Other Random Musings. I've had my eye on her recipe for a while, which she described as a more authentic version than recipes with stronger flavors. Friday I picked up local jalapenos and organic pintos from Local Harvest Grocery, so I was set to soak the beans Friday night and keep an eye on the crockpot Saturday morning. I ended up cooking them on high for about four hours.
Jennifer's recipe is delicious! The beans have a straightforward pinto taste with a hint of garlic. This simple dish will complement rather than compete with other flavors in the meal. Just right to accompany one of those incredible looking sauces that Jennifer creates.
Coming soon, I've got a plan for those poblanos, and it involves more practice with cooking rice!