Easy Lite Mexican Refried Beans

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" There are many recipes that I like better for refried beans than this one but they are loaded with fat, like bacon grease. I have taken that out and have left you with a high protein tasty recipe that is good for your waistline. Add more chili flakes if you love spicy. This is not authentic Mexican recipe but has a Mexican flavor. I like to make the beans ahead of time and let the flavors meld then just reheat."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (248.4 g)
  • Calories 220.2
  • Total Fat - 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 334.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 10.9 g
  • Calcium - 190.5 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Lightly spray a skillet with olive oil, over medium heat saute the onions and garlic until they are golden, about 5 minutes

Step 2

Sprinkle in the cumin, coriander and chili flakes, mix well

Step 3

Add the kidney beans and mash them with a potato masher. Don't over mash,leave some texture, cook on low for about 10 minutes, stirring so they don't burn - That's it they are ready

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I made this as directed with great results. I served this up on Tostadas and it was delicious!! Quick and Easy..... Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.


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(10 Jun 2012)

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