Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Homestyle Refried Beans

The photo seems like a boring plate of refried beans, but this is my favorite recipe for pinto beans. I leave some of the beans partially whole when I mash and add a little extra water since that's how we like it.
Homestyle Refried Beans

2/3 c. onions, finely chopped
4 t. canola oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 t. ground cumin
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
2 (15 -ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 c. water
4 t. lime juice

In a large saucepan, saute the onion in oil until tender. Stir in the garlic, cumin, salt and cayenne; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add beans and mash. Add water; cook and stir until heated through and water is absorbed. It only takes a few minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice.
Yield: 2 2/3 cups


  1. Ohh, love the lime!

    Thanks for the comment Valerie! That photo must be old or you were a child bride! You look far to young to have been married for 16 years!

  2. That's so nice of you. I could use that compliment this week--feeling a bit old! The photo is from last year, but I was almost a child bride. I was 19. :)


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