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Refried Beans

It is easy enough to buy canned, but making your own is just as simple and much more delicious!

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Ingredients

2          garlic cloves, peeled


½         medium onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces


½         jalapeño, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces


2          tablespoons grapeseed or


vegetable oil, divided


1          tablespoon tomato paste


½         teaspoon kosher salt, divided


1 to 2    pinches ground cumin


            pinch cayenne


1          can (15.5 ounces) pinto beans, drained


1 to 1½  cups water


Instructions


  1. Insert the chopping blade into the work bowl of the food processor. Put the garlic, onion and jalapeño in the bowl and process to finely chop.

  2. Put 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add the chopped vegetables, tomato paste, a pinch of salt, cumin and cayenne. Sauté until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the drained beans and cook until hot and softened a bit more, about 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Transfer all ingredients to the food processor, still fitted with the chopping blade. Pulse until desired consistency is reached, adding water through the feed tube as you go to achieve a nice creamy texture. Add salt to taste.

  4. Put the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the same skillet and set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the puréed bean mixture to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly darkened in color, no more than 4 minutes. Serve warm.

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Servings

makes about 2 cups

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

 

Nutritional information per serving (1/4 cup): Calories 83 (41% from fat) | carb. 10g | pro. 3g | fat 4g sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 311mg | calc. 28mg | fiber 3g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Custom 14™ Food Processor
Pro Classic™ Food Processor
Prep 9™ 9-Cup Food Processor
Prep 11 Plus™ 11-Cup Food Processor
Pro Custom 11™ Food Processor
Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 12-Cup Food Processor
Elite Collection™ 14-Cup Food Processor