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Refried Beans Recipe

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Looking for an easy Refried Beans recipe? Learn how to make Refried Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by dmor1614

Makes 5 servings



going to try this refried beans in the can have too much sodium.

Recipe Ingredients for Refried Beans

1 pound uncooked Pinto Beans
3 quarts water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water

Recipe Directions for Refried Beans

  1. Rinse the beans in water and remove any small stones, pieces of dirt, or bad beans.

  2. Put beans into a pot and cover beans with at least 3 inches of water - about 3 quarts for 2 1/2 cups of dry beans. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer, covered, for about 2 1/2 hours. The cooking time will vary depending on the batch of beans you have. The beans are done when they are soft and the skin is just beginning to break open.

  3. Pressure Cooker method Put beans into a 4 quart pressure cooker with a 15 lb weight. Fill up the pressure cooker with water, up to the line that indicates the capacity for the pot. Cook for 30-35 minutes - until the beans are soft and the skins are barely breaking open. Allow the pressure cooker to cool completely before opening. If there is resistance when attempting to open the cooker, do not open it, allow it to cool further. Follow the directions for your brand of pressure cooker. (See safety tips on using pressure cookers.)

  4. Strain the beans from the cooking water.

  5. Add the oil to a wide, sturdy (not with a flimsy stick-free lining) frying pan on medium high heat.

  6. Add the strained beans and about a 1/4 cup of water to the pan. Using a potato masher, mash the beans in the pan, while you are cooking them, until they are a rough purée. Add more water if necessary to keep the fried beans from getting too dried out. Add salt to taste.

  7. Note that many recipes call for soaking the beans overnight and discarding the soaking liquid. We don't. We discard the cooking liquid and just add some water back into the frying pan when we are frying the beans.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 677.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
363
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
494mg
21%
Potassium
1270mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates
56.8g
19%
Dietary Fiber
14.1g
56%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
19.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 12% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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