Refried Beans

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    Refried Beans


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    This makes a good Mexican party dip as well as a good side for chilli con carne. Its also great in bean nachos or just by itself with melted cheese on top. Unlike real refried beans this has no pork fat.

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon oil for frying
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2-3 small jalapeno or green chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped
    • 1 red capsicum, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed (or a tsp of garlic puree)
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans
    • 1 (400g) tin borlotti beans
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon tomato sauce (eg. Heinz)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • small pinch salt and pepper

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a frying pan over medium heat, add the oil and saute the onion, chillies, red capsicum and garlic. Fry for 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and beans.
    2. Turn down to a low heat (if too dry, add a splash of water) and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and leave for 10 minutes - check and stir regularly adding a little water if required.
    3. After about 10-12 minutes turn off heat and mash beans with a potato masher/fork for a rough texture or use a hand blender for a smoother texture.

    Make ahead

    For a dip - make ahead of time and chill. At serving timer, put corn chips in a dish top with the refried beans, sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top and put in a medium-hot (180 C) oven for 20 minutes.

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    Really flavoursome, simple recipe. I made this for breakfast and would go great in a little breakfast burrito. You can add a bit more spice if you want too.  -  09 Apr 2016


    Took shortcuts. Ignore the 12 hour extra time of using canned beans that is only if using dry beans that need soaked not set. (sorry - I could find a way to go back and edit the original)  -  03 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Really loved this. Made it originally to go in a burrito bowl, but had leftovers which went on crackers, as a dip with crudites, as well as just eaten with a spoon  -  26 Aug 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)

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