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Refried Beans

Lisa Kalabokis

Kid-friendly
Soups & Sides
All seasons

Refried Beans

Yield: 2.5 cups

Ingredients
3 TBS olive or canola oil 1⁄2 small onion, small dice 1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 15 oz can pinto beans ​OR​ 2 cups pinto beans cooked and drained, liquid reserved* Salt and pepper to taste
Method:
1. Heat oil over medium heat, using a skillet or shallow pan
2. Sauté onion and garlic until fragrant and translucent, about 5 mins
3. Add cumin and continue to sauté for an additional 1 minute, until the cumin is just
toasted
4. Add beans and sauté for 5 minutes
5. Begin mashing the beans with the potato masher, adding a few tablespoons of liquid at a
time, until you reach desired consistency (beans can be as chunky or as smooth as you like!)
*Note: The bean liquid will add flavor to the end product without adding extra calories or ingredients. Zero waste!

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