Rachael Ray gets backlash for a Refried Beans recipe


If your refried beans have a “crust,” something went wrong.

You may know Rachael Ray from her popular daytime show, her love of the EVOO acronym, or see her name and face on almost every Bed, Bath, and Beyond product.

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Oh, and she’s a cook too. I’m sure she’s made quite a few edible recipes over the years, but I think I can speak for every Mexican when I say we’re all still recovering from Pozolegate 2020. This mother’s reaction will tell you exactly how Rachel’s recipe was received among the community:

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In case you haven’t seen it, Rachel decided to toss things like honey, fire-roasted tomatoes, frito chips, cotija cheese, sour cream, and pickled jalapeños in pozole and pretended it was chili. Watch the video at your own risk.

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Well folks, I’m less than pleased to announce that Señora Rachael is back with yet another controversial recipe for Super Bowl Sunday. This time she’s making bean puree on TikTok.

Let me break down their process for you. First, she chops half an onion and adds it to a pan in what appears to be a tiny amount of oil. Hmmm.

Then she deseeds and chops a jalapeño and tosses it in with the onion along with some grated garlic.

Next, she sprinkles some cumin on top and…adds hot sauce?? Mrs.

She then throws in a pinch of salt and says adding a “splash” of water will help the veggies cook faster. So she adds what appears to be half a gallon.

She boils it up and then throws in a can of beans. Look, even the best of us have had to resort to canned beans, but that just wouldn’t be me. 🤷🏽‍♂️

Then — get ready — she tosses it all in a food processor.

As the beans become liquid in the food processor, she adds more oil to the pan she just used.

She then tosses the runny beans back into the pan, where they begin to bubble over what is said to be medium-low heat.

The beans then start to “get crispy around the edges,” which she says was intentional.

And when she finally finishes and puts them in a bowl, she yells, “Look at that crust!” So yeah check it out.

“Lovely,” she finishes with.

But don’t just take my word for it, check out TikTok for yourself:

Well, I think it’s safe to say that a lot of people online, especially Latinos, weren’t big fans of this take on bean curd.

The reactions even left TikTok and made their way to Twitter.

I just saw a TikTok of Rachel Ray making Refried Beans. Swear to God, I thought my Abuelita would climb out of her grave, hit me for seeing her, and then die a second death. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Twitter: @EternallyLost84

And as for the ultimate reaction, I’ll just leave you here with TikToker @mr.cilantro, who can pretty much speak for all of us.

Call me next time Rachael!


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