I've been meaning to give my crock pot some love, and make some (not)refried beans, so might as well take everyone along for the ride.
This is an excellent recipe that could be converted to meet the requirements of space travel. Dry beans can be stored for 10-30 years while all of the other ingredients can be stored as dry spices. Imagine some smooth, spicy beans after an 8 month trip to Mars!
|Ingredients (minus jalapeno)|
I am only making a half serving compared tot he website recipe. The first time I didn't leave enough room in the crock pot to let the beans expand! Rookie mistake. The beans take about 4-5 hours on HIGH.
|Remember to leave room for the beans to expand!|
Come back later to see the final product!
EDIT: Here it is, folks! I've already realized that I foolishly did not think to add that extra New Mexico kick! Next time I will be adding Hatch's famous green chilis! I wonder how long they'd last in space....
|Finished product. Now if you'll excuse me, I must stuff my face!|