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    Refried Beans - Homemade

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Kozmic Blues's Note:

    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. 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. 2
      Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Add green onions, cumin, and garlic, and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
    4. 4
      Stir in mashed beans (mixture will be soupy).
    5. 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. 6
      Remove pan from heat. Stir in lime juice and lime zest, and season with pepper.
    7. 7
      Top with cilantro for serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 14, 2010


      We are in LOVE with these beans!!!! I doubled the recipe and am glad I did -- we had leftover fajitas, refried beans and rice today for lunch!!! Had I not doubled the recipe, the beans would have all disappeared last night at dinner. Just a note -- at least for us, when doubling the recipe, I think one could cut back a little on the cumin. I just used about 1 1/2 T. and that was perfect for us. And YES -- the lime juice is a MUST!!!! I'm thrilled to have found this recipe.

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    • on December 15, 2009


      The lime is the magic ingredient!!! Thank you Kozmic Blues! This is almost exactly the way I make my pintos, but I couldn't find that missing little something. It's the lime. Voila!

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    • on May 24, 2009


      We loved these! I was out of cumin, so we used chili powder, and they turned out very good. The lime zest and juice are key in my opinion, they give the beans a nice light and fresh taste. I will never again use the premade canned ones. Thank you very much for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Refried Beans - Homemade

    Serving Size: 1 (240 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 345.8
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 8.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 58.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 19.6 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 19.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lime zest

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