Refried Beans - Homemade

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Total Time
5 mins
10 mins

No lard in these babies!! Try to use organic canned beans (if you can) because you will be using the liquid as well...

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  1. In a large bowl, mash pinto beans and liquid. (You may leave some beans whole, or mash until smooth if you prefer a creamier texture).
  2. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add green onions, cumin, and garlic, and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in mashed beans (mixture will be soupy).
  5. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook beans 10 minutes, or until they thicken and will hold their shape on plate, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove pan from heat. Stir in lime juice and lime zest, and season with pepper.
  7. Top with cilantro for serving.