Quick Refried Beans

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151 CALORIES 25g CARBS 3g FAT 8g PROTEIN
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I never ate refried beans, or beans really, until I moved to California and finally tried the real thing. Before that the only beans I would eat were homemade, New England style baked beans and that was on a very rare occasion. They just weren’t my thing…until I tried my first real, authentic homemade refried beans. They were creamy, rich, and full of flavor something entirely different than the dry, canned varieties I had tried. However given that many of the restaurant versions are loaded with fat and a homemade version can take 8-10 hours to make, I wanted to find a quick way to create delicious refried beans at home. This recipe is the result. Canned beans that are doctored up with some onions, garlic, and jalapeno and then mashed to the perfect consistency. Personally I like mine with some texture, but for a smoother version just pop everything into a food processor or blender.
The Recipe
Quick Refried Beans

Quick Refried Beans

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 10 Min
TOTAL TIME: 15 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 U jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 15 oz. canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a skillet.

2

Add the onion, garlic, and peppers if you are using them. Cook for 4-5 minutes until onion begins to soften.

3

Add the beans and broth. Cook for about 5 minutes until beans are warm.

4

Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper. Mash the beans using a spoon or pulse in a food processor to your desired texture.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (167g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151
Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 383mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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These refried beans are delicious!! Even my kids love them. Definitely a staple in my house. It's so nice to know exactly what is in the food we are eating.
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