Quick and Easy Refried Beans

Serves: 6

When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you don't like the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.

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2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 (15-ounce) cans organic pinto beans or black beans
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
salt to taste
1/2 lime, juiced


Heat canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.

Cook garlic cloves in hot oil, turning once, until brown on both sides, 4 to 5 minutes.

Smash garlic cloves in skillet with a fork.

Stir pinto beans, cumin, chili powder, and salt into mashed garlic and cook until beans are thoroughly heated, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Smash bean mixture with a potato masher to desired texture. Squeeze lime juice over smashed beans and stir until combined.

Source: allrecipes.com

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