Home-Style Refried Beans
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/3 cup: 123 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Dec 22, 2019
This turned out good. I used dry pinto beans and cooked them myself. I opted to leave the beans a litle coarser when mashing them for something different.
Jan 11, 2014
my husband loved this....so easy to make
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!
May 3, 2011
I have always cooked my beans in the crock pot & use the electric mixer formashing perfect every time .
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.
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).
Feb 25, 2009
sounds like a great alternative to canned ones (many brands have lard in them) - I can't wait to try this!
Nov 12, 2008
Very flavorful...a great change from canned.