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Home-Style Refried Beans

Lime juice, cumin and cayenne pepper make these beans so tasty, particularly when compared to the canned variety. I like to dress them up with reduced-fat cheese and salsa. —Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2-2/3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the garlic, cumin, salt and cayenne; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add beans and mash. Add water; cook and stir until heated through and water is absorbed. Remove from the heat; stir in lime juice.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 123 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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