Uber Healthy Refried Beans

I have always wanted to make refried beans.  But whenever I went hunting for a recipe, they always looked so unhealthy for one reason or another, and not very vegetarian friendly.  But this is different- no oil, no fat, no unhealthy thingys.  So it's all good- better than any other recipe that you will have tasted.  And it's so easy too, not to mention the mild satisfaction that you get when using the immersion blender to grind the beans to a pulp.  What I think I love best, though, about the immersion blender is the lovely squelching noise it makes when you blend something...

Refried Beans

Serves 6

Adapted from I Eat Food

1/2 large onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, pressed
1 cup dried pinto beans, cooked
1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 tsp vegetarian chicken bullion
1/2 tbsp chili powder
A few shakes chipotle powder
1 tbsp molasses
2 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large pot over medium high heat with a bit of water, and add the onion and garlic. Sauté until tender, about 10 minutes, and then add in the remaining ingredients. Remove from heat, and blend the beans with an immersion blender until only a few whole ones remain. Return to heat, and heat through. Serve

1 comment:

  1. Stir-frying food is more conducive to a healthy diet than shallow frying as it requires very little oil and cooks the food quickly, which in turn gives you the added advantage of sealing in the juice, thus reducing vitamin loss.

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