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Home-Style Refried Beans Recipe
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Lime juice, cumin and cayenne pepper make these beans so tasty, particularly when compared to the canned variety. I like to dress them up with reduced-fat cheese and salsa. —Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 123 calories, 3g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 0 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the garlic, cumin, salt and cayenne; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add beans and mash. Add water; cook and stir until heated through and water is absorbed. Remove from the heat; stir in lime juice. Yield: 2-2/3 cups.
Originally published as Home-Style Refried Beans in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p19


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rbloom915 129392
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"my husband loved this....so easy to make"

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happyian 149574
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"Very good! I traded the pinto beans for black beans which gives it a slightly different taste and is a bit healther too!! Yum!! Even my 7 year old liked it!"

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outlawsgal 60412
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"I have always cooked my beans in the crock pot & use the electric mixer formashing perfect every time ."

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ndb110 148993
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"I think this recipe might be better with a different type of bean, but consistency might suffer. The pinto taste is sort of "musty", and give this an odd flavor. Black beans may be better, but they are more dry and will not mash as well. I will not likely experiment."

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LynneM 57462
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"I'm making refried beans tomorrow--I wasn't sure how, so this is great. I am actually cooking dried black beans, which I will substitute for the canned pintos. (My favorite canned refried beans are black & have lime, so I'm thinking this will turn out very similar)."

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PENNAgrits 95389
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2009

"sounds like a great alternative to canned ones (many brands have lard in them) - I can't wait to try this!"

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justmbeth 129391
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2008

"Very flavorful...a great change from canned."

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