This next recipe comes to us from the Maxwell Family. It's a delicious recipe for Refried Beans! I LOVE this because we have been converting our home over to anti-canned-foods. WHY you ask? That sounds like a lot of unnecessary work but, there's a VERY good reason for it. Did you know they line food grade cans with BPA? BPA stands for Bisphenol A (a chemical invented by a Russian Scientist.) That's the ingredient you see flashing proud on a lot of baby products: "BPA free!"
Technically, the FDA has banned using BPA in all baby bottles due to it's possible health effects of the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. YIKES! And it lines the inside of our food cans? Yep.
Now, I know a lot of you love your cans. They're so convenient, they store well, you may even have those special racks that rotate your food cans for you! We sure do. But the risk of BPA is not worth filling those cool rotating racks. So instead, we FREEZE. We make extra large batches and freeze them in Ziploc Brand freezer bags (of which ARE BPA-FREE.) Basically, our food storage is in our freezer. See my special links at the bottom for our suggestions on converting your home to anti-canned foods. It's a lot easy than you think, the food tastes better, and it's so much better for you!
Thanks again Suzanne for this next great recipe! She says, "These beans are great for any Mexican dish or just an after school snack. My kids ask for them in their school lunch with a little cheese on top."
Yummy Slow Cooker Refried Beans
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Adapted by The Maxwell Family from 100 Days of Real Food
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