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Refried beans are great to have on hand. Spread them on a tortilla, add cheese and you've got a quesadilla. Top whole-grain toast with refrieds and a little salsa and you've got a great savory breakfast. This easy version has all the great flavor of traditional refried beans without the added fat.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and chipotle (if using). Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add beans and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and mash to desired consistency with a potato masher. Add water if necessary to achieve desired consistency.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 27.1g; dietary fiber 8.9g; sugars 6g; fat 4.4g; saturated fat 0.7g; vitamin a iu 802.8IU; vitamin c 4.9mg; folate 80.8mcg; calcium 66.8mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 6mg; potassium 466.9mg; sodium 192.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat