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Vegetarian Refried Beans

Vegetarian Refried Beans

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"Traditional vegetarian refried beans that taste great with hardly any fat!"
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4 h 30 m servings 161 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 161 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 595 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the beans in a large saucepan, and cover with an inch of water. Place over high heat, and bring to a boil. When the beans have come to a boil, drain, and return them to the same pot. Cover the beans with 2 inches of water, and stir in 1 tablespoon of garlic, the tomato, cumin, and chili powder. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until the beans are very soft, about 3 hours and 45 minutes, adding water as needed.
  2. Once the beans have cooked, mash them with the remaining tablespoon of garlic, the oil, and salt to taste; use additional water as needed to achieve desired consistency. Place over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.

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  1. 143 Ratings

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Good. I can't have garlic, so subbed shallots instead. Beans that haven't soaked will be tough. Soak overnight and throw out that water. Replace with fresh water and continue with the recipe. Or...

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After all of the raving reviews, I was really surprised on this one. I ran them through a food processor and they were really bitter and unpleasant tasting. I added a lot of salt, chicken broth,...

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Good. I can't have garlic, so subbed shallots instead. Beans that haven't soaked will be tough. Soak overnight and throw out that water. Replace with fresh water and continue with the recipe. Or...

I never made refried beans before,wow did this come out great. The taste compared with my favorite beans at the local Mexican Resturant. Used some of the refried beans to make beef and bean enc...

Wonderful refried beans! And healthy too! I did not add the tomato, otherwise I followed the recipe as it's written. Instead of mashing the beans, I pureed them in the blender to make them ni...

I have made this very basic recipe for cooking the beans, to make Refritos, for over 40 years, minus the tomato. You get creative with additional ingredients when you are actually cooking the R...

Absolutely *loved* this recipe! I needed refried beans to make a 7-layer dip for a party and thought I'd try my hand at making my own beans for the dip. I omitted the cumin, added chopped green...

This recipe is great! I wouldn't change a thing. Just make sure you have an entire free evening to make it.

These beans were great! I didn't have much time, so I used canned beans and left out the salt since canned beans are salty. I also added a little red pepper flakes for some heat. Very quick and...

I just got done making the beans and they are great. the recipe is so easy to follow. I have never made homemade beans in my life tell to day and you would never know it. What i did different wa...

Great stuff! So flavourful. I made it with black beans, but otherwise followed the recipe. Thanks!

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