I love refried beans, and usually have them for breakfast with tortillas and salsa. But I only love them when they are molten, smooth, and semi-liquid – and I can’t find a brand that consistently meets this criteria. With Old El Paso and Ortega, it seems to be hit and miss – I put it into a pan on medium low heat, and half the time they get nice and molten/liquid, and half the time they stay the same thick, gummy texture they are when they’re cold. I tried a vegetarian brand, and it was much worse – always gummy.
Am I doing it wrong? Is there a brand that always gets to that nice molten, semi-liquid texture?