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We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at Refried Beans fun facts.
Refried Beans Fun Facts: Refried beans is a dish of cooked and mashed beans and is a traditional staple of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, although each cuisine has a different approach when making the dish.
- Refried beans are only fried once
- The reason for this misconception is a translation error. The originals are frijoles refritos which actually means “well fried beans” – not re-fried.
- After being boiled and then mashed into a paste, the beans are sometimes then fried or baked, though usually neither, thus making the term “refried” even more misleading.
- In the US, refried beans are most commonly made from pinto beans.
Refried Beans Fun Facts We May Have Missed
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Reference: Wikipedia facts about Refried Beans.
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