Time consuming, but worth every minute!
My husband and I just finished gobbling these up with the Jalepeno Lime Chicken (also on this site)! These refried beans are simply AWESOME!! They are time consuming to make & require some planning ahead, but let me tell you; these are totally worth it! Absolutely delicious! I cut the recipe by 1/4 for my husband and I. The only changes I made was that for the two of us, I used 1/2 a large onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp. chili powder, and 1 heaping tsp. of ground cumin. Oh, and 1/4 tsp. ancho chili powder and freshly ground pepper. I used 1 Tbsp. of dried cilantro for the fresh, too! The times listed to cook were right on for this smaller batch, so I think the full recipe might require additional time to cook. I sprinkled some fat-free cheddar cheese, 1 tsp. of fat-free sour cream and 1 heaping Tbsp. of salsa on top. Wonderful! We'll never eat canned or whole-fat refried beans again!!
Pros: Light, healthy, flavorful-best refried beans we've ever had!
Cons: Time consuming