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Easy Refried Beans

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These Easy Refried Beans only take 15 minutes to make and they’re way better than the canned stuff!

I love that they’re a healthy and filling side dish. Plus there’s so many ways to eat them!

Of course they’re great with tacos, burritos or quesadillas.

I love putting refried beans on tostadas. For breakfast, lunch or dinner!

For breakfast I add refried beans to a tostada then top it with an egg. It’s a filling breakfast!

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How to make Easy Refried Beans:

I bought two (15.5 oz.) cans of pinto beans. You want to drain and rinse them.

Add oil to a medium size pan then sauté finely chopped onion until translucent.

Next stir in minced garlic and cook 30 seconds. Then add in the chili powder, cumin and salt.

Pour in the beans and 1/2 cup of water. Let the beans simmer for 7 minutes.

After 7 minutes turn the heat off and add the juice from a 1/2 lemon. Use a potato masher to break down the beans until they are creamy.

You can also use an immersion blender for an even creamier texture.

This recipe also works great with black beans.

You can watch the video within this blog post to see how easy this recipe is!

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Easy Refried Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Yield: 4 servings

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  • 2 (15.5 oz.) cans of pinto beans
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Drain and rinse the pinto beans.

  2. Add the oil to a heated saucepan. Sauté the onion until it's translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

  3. Add the chili powder, cumin and salt. Stir. Pour in the pinto beans and water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes.

  4. Turn off the heat and add the lime juice. Use a potato masher to break down the beans until creamy.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Mexican Rice

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Taco Spaghetti

Chicken Enchiladas

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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