Home-Style Refried Beans Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1/3 cup equals 123 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Home-Style Refried Beans
"my husband loved this....so easy to make"
"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!"
"I have always cooked my beans in the crock pot & use the electric mixer formashing perfect every time ."
"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."
"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)."
"sounds like a great alternative to canned ones (many brands have lard in them) - I can't wait to try this!"
"Very flavorful...a great change from canned."