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Frijoles Refritos

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Ingredients
  Dry kidney beans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water/Stock 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomatoes/3/4 cup canned tomatoes 2 Medium, chopped
  Minced garlic 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1 Pinch
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a large bowl, cover the beans with sufficient water to soak overnight.

MAKING
2) In a saucepan, cook the beans adding 1/2 cup of onions, 1/4 cup of tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic, the chili, cayenne and 5 cups of water.
3) Season the beans with 1 teaspoon, when tender.
4) In a large frying pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil to heat.
5) Add the remaining onions and garlic to sauté until the onions are transparent.
6) Stir in remaining tomatoes to cook for 3 minutes.
7) Use a fork to mash 1/4 cup of beans into the mixture.
8) Add beans by quarter cups and continue mashing with the fork.
9) Cook the mixture for another 10 minutes.
10) Remove from heat and keep the pan covered to serve the frijoles warm.

SERVING
11) Serve the frijoles warm by garnishing with lime slices, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Mixing
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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