Refried Beans


  • 1 ½ cup dry pinto beans
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin



  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Cook beans and reserve some of the cooking liquid. Drain.
  3. Sauté onions and garlic in oil until onions become clear. Add a little water if vegetables stick.
  4. Mash half of the beans, and add to onion and garlic. Continue to sauté for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Allow some of the mashed beans to brown.
  5. Add cumin. Add remaining beans and cook until warmed through.
  6. Add water or beans liquid if needed to keep the beans soft and mushy.
*Add refried beans and toppings to tortillas to make Tostadas!

Makes 6 servings

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