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Refried Beans

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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 cup
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Ingredients

1 1⁄4 cups
or 1 can (15 to 16 ounces) cooked beans (pinto or other type)
1 Tablespoon
oil
2 Tablespoons
chopped onion
1 clove
minced garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon
ground cumin (or try substituting 1/2 teaspoon chili powder)

Directions

  1. Drain beans and reserve liquid. (Rinse canned beans to reduce sodium.)
  2. Heat oil in a skillet. Add onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is soft.
  3. Mash beans and cumin into onion mixture in skillet. Use a potato masher or back of a spoon.
  4. Add reserved liquid or water (1 Tablespoon or more) until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Cook and stir bean mixture on medium heat until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Last updated: 10/11/17

1 Comments for "Refried Beans"

I never realized homemade refried beans could be so easy!  I like mine spicy, so I use cumin and chili powder or cayenne pepper.

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