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Freeze Dried Refried Beans

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by 7SFCW4, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. 7SFCW4

    7SFCW4 Out and About, Oregon Active Member

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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking WINCO loose bulk? or do they have it canned like that
     
  3. 7SFCW4

    7SFCW4 Out and About, Oregon Active Member

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    WINCO loose bulk
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Cool, thanks..
     
  5. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    I always keep beans and rice around, Usually buy it in 20, and 25 pound sacks. Canned refried beans have a "best by" date of 2-3 years, If I remember correctly. Honestly, don't see the advantage of freeze dried.
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm,...
    Take dried beans and soak 6-8 hrs.
    Cook 2-4 hours, depending on bean type and age.
    Mash, add spices, fat/oil, salt etc.
    Dehydrate.

    Wait-a-damn-minute!!!!!

    Why not just store the dried beans?
     
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps weight, space and shelf life.. it's not real hard to add water.
     
  8. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    dried beans if stored properly (sealed container, in a cool and dry place) last a very long time. 25 pounds last me 6 months at least, then I rotate in new ones, store them in gallon freezer bags, about 4-5 pounds per bag. Don't usually use them to make refritos. cook them up with a bit of garlic and salt, maybe some Lawrys taco seasoning. make up some nice sticky white rice, serve up the beans over the rice topped with grated cheese and a little salsa. Good eating!
     
  9. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I have seen dehydrated refried beans, in #10? cans at Cash and Carry grocers, it is sold to Mexican restaurants. Saves lots of effort and fuel to prepare. I did not buy it as I am bugging in and see no need for it.
    BTW a pressure cooker will cut cook times for beans down to 30-40 minutes, it will also tenderize tough meat, a must have item!