Low Fat Refried Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 95.7
  • Total Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 505.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup dried pinto beans, soaked overnight in a large bowl with water to cover by 2-inches, and drained
    1 bay leaf
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 cup chopped yellow onions
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    2 teaspoons Paprika
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    2/3 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon chopped oregano


In a medium, heavy pot, combine the beans, bay leaf, and enough water to cover by 1 to 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the beans are very tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, adding more water as necessary to keep covered. When the beans are soft, mash in the pot with a potato masher or hand mixer. Remove from the heat.
In a large, heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and salt, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Add the beans and any cooking liquid from the pot, and the oregano, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring with a heavy wooden spoon, until the mixture forms a thick paste, 5 to 10 minutes, adding water 1 tablespoon at a time to keep from getting dry.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JEREMIAHLYONS.

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  • Very Good
    As a refried beans lover, this was great! Do you know how much a serving amounts to - I forgot to measure the reicipe after cooking?? - 12/26/14

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  • Incredible!
    Made it! Loved it! Making it again for sure! - 2/22/11

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