Low-Fat Refried Beans

Low-Fat Refried Beans

"Writes field editor Kitty Shelton from her Ketchum, Idaho kitchen, 'A local Mexican restaurant shared this recipe with me. It's so simple and tasty you'll never go back to canned refried beans.'"
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2 h 20 m servings
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Original recipe yields 9 servings

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  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans; discard liquid. Return beans to pan; add water to cover. Add onion and garlic; bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 2 hours or until beans are very tender, adding water to keep covered if needed. Discard onion and garlic. Mash beans with a potato masher, leaving some beans whole. Stir in cumin and hot pepper sauce.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One 1/2-cup serving equals 180 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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I really liked this recipe. Lots of flavor and very easy. I guess the other person that rated this thought she should add butter because she wanted it to be high fat! The purpose of this recipe...

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It ended up being a completely tasteless and dry bowl of boiled and mashed beans. I know they are supposed to be low-fat, but in an attempt to salvage it I added some butter and WAY more spices ...

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I really liked this recipe. Lots of flavor and very easy. I guess the other person that rated this thought she should add butter because she wanted it to be high fat! The purpose of this recipe...

It ended up being a completely tasteless and dry bowl of boiled and mashed beans. I know they are supposed to be low-fat, but in an attempt to salvage it I added some butter and WAY more spices ...

I love the fact of using dried beans instead of can beans. The beans did not have any flavor. After adding some Goya Adobo they tasted great.

The only thing missing is the salt. Adding butter instead of salt doesn't sound very good. If you want to add the fat lard is more traditional and in this is actually better. Although that would...

These are really good. I didn't mash them as I needed them for a recipe that called for whole canned beans. I would suggest you ADD SALT but for those trying to avoid the sodium in canned bean...

I love beans like this, they are simple. It's not about a bunch of added flavors/spices but the taste of pinto beans so I think you have to love the flavor of those beans to enjoy this. The seco...

as written, it's an alright base recipe - but a little bland and dry. after i added more hot sauce and a little broth it was much better. i still gave it 3 stars for creativeness of the low fat-...

This recipe is easy to make, just needs a little extra seasoning. I love that it's low fat and had way better texture and flavor than canned refried beans. I made a big pot and froze the lefto...

Loved this recipe. The only difference was I cooked mine in the crock pot all day. Much better than canned and so healthy!

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