Refried Pinto Beans

Refried Pinto Beans

Cook and Prep Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

You Need

• 2 15oz. cans Pinto Beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 Yellow Onion, diced
• 5-6 cloves Garlic, minced
• 2 tsp. Chili Powder
• 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
• 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
• ½ cup Water + more if needed
• 1 Lime, juiced
• Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
• Vegetable Stock of EVOO, for sautéing
• Chopped Cilantro, for garnish


  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Set a skillet to medium heat. Once hot, add onion, and sauté for 5-6 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Then, add minced garlic, and cook for 1 minute more, or until fragrant.
  3. Add chili powder, smoked paprika, and cumin, and toss to coat. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the pinto beans and the water. Reduce the heat to low. Stir to combine, and then, using a potato masher or the back of a fork, mash the beans until your desired consistency is reached.
  5. Turn off the heat, and stir in the lime just. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve. Enjoy!

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