Frijoles Refritos (fried beans)

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Frijoles Refritos (fried beans)



Cook beans per box directions. Drain and reserve the cooking liquid - about 1 cup. Heat oils in a heavy skillet and sauté the garlic and onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peppers and sauté´ another 5 minutes. While the vegetables are cooking, mash 3/4 of the beans with a potato masher to form a coarse, thick puree. Add the remaining whole beans and mix while slowly adding enough bean cooking water to form the desired consistency - not too thick or too watery. Add the salt, cumin and cilantro. Cover and cook another 10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. For a spicier flavor, a drop or two of hot sauce can be added.

Nutritional Information

Per serving - 80 calories, 2 g fat (19% calories from fat), 4 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium

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