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Homemade Refried Beans

 Homemade Refried Beans
From Auburn, Kansas, Myra Innes shares these special refried beans that are full of homemade flair. And because the recipe makes a big batch, you can sprinkle some with cheese to serve as a Southwestern side dish and use the rest in the two dinners that follow.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons oil until
  • crisp-tender. Place 2 tablespoons oil in a blender; add half of the
  • onion mixture, and half of the beans, cumin, salt, coriander,
  • pepper, hot pepper sauce and cheese. Cover and process until smooth.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Transfer to a large skillet. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until
  • heated through. Leftover refried beans may be frozen for up to 3
  • months. Yield: 7 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 134 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.