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Refried Beans

These refried beans are an easy, homemade alternative to canned beans.

6 servings
Cook time
3 hours
2 cups pinto beans (dried)
6 cups water
1 cup onion (chopped)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup liquid from 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.
Meal Type: Lunch, Dinner
Category: Kid-Friendly
Food group: Protein
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall