Quick Refried Beans

Beans are one of the healthiest foods on the planet and benefit cholesterol control too! They can be prepared in so many different ways so experiment with them by mixing in some cheese, hot peppers or hot sauce.

You’ll Need

  • 2 cups cooked pinto beans, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced onion


  • In a small bowl mash 2/3 cup of beans to a smooth paste.
  • In a skillet saute onions in oil until soft.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the remaining beans with the water.
  • When heated through, stir in garlic, onion and oil that the onion was saluted in, chili powder, and salt.
  • Stir the bean paste into the whole beans and mix well.
  • Stir in the onion and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Mash the beans and onions up a bit more while cooking.


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