Homemade Refried Beans
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 5-6
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup vegetable stock or broth (can use chicken stock)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil and cook onions until soft and translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, cumin and chili powder
  3. Cook about 30 seconds or until garlic is fragrant
  4. Add pinto beans and the broth/stock and stir to combine
  5. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes
  6. Remove lid and reduce heat to low, mash beans using a potato masher or fork until desired consistency
  7. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes
  8. Remove from heat and add lime juice
  9. Add salt to taste, if desired
  10. Serve immediately or store in airtight container in the refrigerator
  11. Add a little water if the beans become a bit dry. Enjoy!
Tip: Add beans to food processor for a smoother consistency, if desired
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at https://wishesndishes.com/homemade-refried-beans/