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Monday, November 16, 2015

Klunker's Southwestern smashed bean sauce

Klunker's Southwestern smashed bean sauce

I have been trying to make some super easy recipes lately, and this one definitely fits the bill. It is super easy to make, but can be used on many different things.  As the picture above shows, it is great with potatoes.  I just boiled up some baby yukon golds and poured this sauce over the top.  You could put on baked potatoes, on nachos, or you could use cold as a zesty salad dressing.  It really is up to you.
So, how easy is it to make?  Lets see the ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked pinto beans (you could use canned)  I used fresh.  Drain but don't rinse.
1 can of medium hot RoTel® with liquid  (canned tomatoes and chilies)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin.
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chipotle powder
salt to taste (I put about 1/2 tsp.)

In a medium sized saute pan, over medium heat, add all the ingredients.  With the back of a wooden spoon, smash the beans.  Go around the whole pan and squish those beans good.  As you smash and mix around the sauce will start to thicken.  Keep going, there are a lot of beans there, and they need to be squished.  After each round of squishing, stir and mix.  
Let cook for about 10 minutes.  The whole time you want to be squishing and stirring.
Remove from heat, and serve right away, or put in the fridge and heat up and use as needed (or wanted)
It is that easy!  I hope you give it a try and enjoy it.

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