These fat free refried beans are great to use in enchiladas, tacos or even as a spread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl mash 2/3 cup of beans to a smooth paste.

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the remaining beans with the water. When heated through, stir in garlic, pepper, salt and liquid smoke.

  • Stir the bean paste into the whole beans and mix well. Stir in the onion and cook for 10 minutes, or until onions are slightly cooked.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 7.7g 16% DV; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1044.4mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
I made two version of the refried beans: One with black beans and the other with pinto beans. I enjoyed the pinto beans better but both were delicious. I added a few extra ingredients: beef bullion cubs cumin and I reduced the amount of liquid smoke to 1/4 teaspoon. A special note: USE 1/2 CUP OF WATER. A CUP OF WATER IS TOO TOO MUCH AND IT MAKES THE BEANS WATERY. This is defintely a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/24/2003
This recipe was way too salty!!! It's best without any salt. Read More
(10)
123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
I made two version of the refried beans: One with black beans and the other with pinto beans. I enjoyed the pinto beans better but both were delicious. I added a few extra ingredients: beef bullion cubs cumin and I reduced the amount of liquid smoke to 1/4 teaspoon. A special note: USE 1/2 CUP OF WATER. A CUP OF WATER IS TOO TOO MUCH AND IT MAKES THE BEANS WATERY. This is defintely a keeper. Read More
(117)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2004
5 stars with these changes: used 2 (15oz) cans pintos (drained & rinsed) added chili powder and cumin used only 1/2 tsp of garlic salt and just a DASH of liquid smoke mashed the whole thing in the pan. Quicker and VERY flavorful! Since I drained and rinsed the beans I did need the water. Great with a few tweaks! Read More
(68)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
I've always wanted to make my own refried beans and being that I needed them for a recipe and didn't have the canned stuff in the house this was the perfect opportunity. I too used pinto beans omitted the salt added more garlic two cans of green chiles and only about a quarter tsp. of the smoke and a lot less water. For the reviewer who commented on the fact that this was not totally fat free; beans alone have a very small fat content. Most canned refried beans are made with lard hence the reason that these would be considered fat free. Good eats Lisa and thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
I made these with pinto beans (Joan of Arc which when I read the label it said fat = 0 so I'll believe that mine were fat free) but only because I didn't think that the kids would eat the black beans (I happen to LOVE black beans). These turned out really good! I cut the salt and the liquid smoke in 1/2. Not one bit left thanks Lisa these are the best (to date) that I have ever made! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Bravo. Excellent recipe. I changed a bit because I had only kidney beans in the house. I added beef broth instead of water and used a little less liquid smoke and salt than called for. I topped with just a touch of shredded cheese and EVERYBODY loved them. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
This was a great starting recipe. I added a couple of pinches of cumin a pinch of cayenne more garlic and a little chili powder and made a quesadilla with salsa and cheese. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
I liked it a lot. I ended up putting a lot of hot sauce in it and hot peppers...then rice to calm it down...and beans corn and some other stuff. But it was really good! Thank you! I'll make it sober one day and do it justice! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
I thought this recipe was okay but I found the liquid smoke too overpowering. One thing that bothers me though... the name of this recipe. The beans have fat in them.:( Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
best beans that I have ever had!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
07/24/2003
This recipe was way too salty!!! It's best without any salt. Read More
(10)
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