The Easiest Beans

The Easiest Beans

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1 can (14.5 oz) black or pinto beans

2 cloves garlic, crushed in a garlic press

1-2 tablespoons canola oil (or use bacon grease, as Pinch-My-Salt did)

Salt and pepper to taste

Salsa or hot sauce, if you wish

Add the oil and crushed garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Cook for just about 30 seconds, then add your beans, with their liquid.  Use a potato masher to crush the beans to your desired consistency. (If you prefer a dryer refried bean, add less liquid.)  Cook for a few minutes until bubbly.  Add salt and pepper to taste. If you want a spicy bean, add some salsa or hot sauce. Enjoy, and try not to eat them all in one sitting!