Low-Fat Refried Beans


Classifications: Vegetables

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 16oz pkg dry pinto OR red beans

1 large onion, quartered

3 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

3 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce

Instructions: Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans; discard liquid. Return beans to pan; add water to cover. Add onion and garlic; bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 2 hours or until beans are very tender, adding water to keep covered if needed. Discard onion and garlic. Mash beans with a potato masher, leaving some beans whole. Stir in cumin and hot pepper sauce.



Background: Note: NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS: One 1/2-cup serving equals 180 calories, 6 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 34 gm carbohydrate, 11 gm protein, 1gm fat. DIABETIC EXCHANGES: 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Serves: 9

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