No, they really aren't fried twice.
October 26, 2009 12:11 PM Subscribe
I come from California. Can you help me find good canned refried beans in Toronto? Specifics inside...
posted by routergirl to food & drink (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yes, Toronto has insane amounts of choices, and brilliant restaurants, and things like INDUSTRIAL SIZED Cheez Whiz containers (which, quite honestly unnerve me a bit, because who eats that? You know, not that I am one to judge...as you'll see). While there are one or two restaurants I miss from my old home of San Diego, they are vastly outnumbered by the new ones I have found here. Plus - poutine! Who can beat that for comfort food?
Yet I miss certain things. While I do have friends who can visit and bring me the odd bag of candy corn or other small (and light) items, there are things no one will bring for the weight they'd add. Canned goods, for example. More specifically, Rosarita refried beans. I grew up making burritos with these. Dipping chips in them, making tostadas using them to magically hold the beef and cheese on the shell. The refried beans we have tried, so far, have fallen well short of the mark. Herdez and Old El Paso, for example, look like someone has blended the beans into a tasteless greyish-brown paste.
Barring someone magically finding a US grocer here in Toronto, and them actually HAVING Rosarita refried beans, has anyone here on mefi eaten them - and can they recommend a similar product available here? I'd be fine ordering them online, and paying duties, if the shipping wasn't horribly extravagant. While I do love my refried beans, I'm far from wealthy enough to say things like "Money is no object!"
I know, it's a long shot. My next step, I reckon, is looking at recipes.