This is my kind of snack!
Pressure Cooker Pintos for Refried Beans
I wanted to make some refried beans and decided to use my ♥4 quart electronic pressure cooker♥ added 1 tsp Chile & Garlic Blend, 1 C dry pintos (sorted and rinsed) and 3 cups of water to the pressure cooker. Set it on high for 22 minutes then used the quick release method. My beans were cooked and soft. I reserved about 1/2 C of liquid and drained the rest. I added the beans to a heated skillet that had about 2 tsp of bacon fat (use any fat you'd like) add 1 tsp more of the Chile & Garlic Blend, cumin to taste (just a bit this time, I wanted the chile and garlic to be the dominant flavors) mashed them while cooking until they reached a refried bean consistency. Add a little bean liquid if it gets too dry.
World's Fastest Smoky Salsa
While I'm thinking the only thing faster is opening a jar... Someone out there probably has a faster version, but this is pretty darn quick and only has three ingredients. 10 oz can of Rotel-drained (store brand is fine), 1/2 tsp Chile & Garlic Blend (or more to taste) and juice from 1/2 lime. Add to food chopper and give it a whirl until the consistency you like. Let sit for at least an hour for flavors to mingle. Makes about 1 C.
There you have it folks, two things that came to me immediately to try with this new seasoned salt. I'm glad I picked it up and if you enjoy southwestern flavors I think you'll like it too!
Please note: Lawry's did not contact me for this review, it's just something I enjoyed and wanted to share. Of course if they want to send a little love my way, they know where to find me:@)
**Updated for the concerns about pressure cookers: They've come a long way since Aunt Gertie's Pea Soup ended up on the kitchen ceiling... Modern PC's have many safety features and the electronic ones are truly amazing! They don't blow up any more, if there should be a problem (which I've never encountered) they simply shut down. I have an 8 quart stove top version and a 4 quart electronic one that I honestly hope keep going strong! Chicken stock in 30 minutes, baked beans from dry in way less than an hour (with no oven heat in the summer-the electric ones don't heat up on the outside at all), and pea soup in 20 minutes... I love my PC's folks and encourage you to give them a try!