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Refried Beans
Total : 16 hours


  • 2 cups dry pinto beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup liquid from the cooked beans


  1. Clean the beans. Leave them to soak overnight. Drain.
  2. In a medium pan, put soaked beans, water, onion, garlic powder and olive oil.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 2½ hours or until beans are tender.
  4. Mash 3 cups of cooked beans in large heavy skillet.
  5. Add 1 cup bean cooking liquid. Cook over medium heat until thick and the desired consistency.
Exchange: 1 starch, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Units: 1
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe:
6 ½-cup servings
 Amount Per Serving
 Calories 120      Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value 
2% Total Fat 1g
0% Cholesterol   0mg
8% Sodium   200mg
7% Total Carbohydrate   22g
28%   Dietary Fiber   7g
0%   Sugars   0g
14% Protein   7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: