Shortcut Refried Beans

Shortcut Refried Beans


"Forget to soak your beans, but will want to have burritos? Simply grind them in your wheat grinder and boil some water. In about 15 minutes it's time to eat."


20 m servings 136 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 498 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grind pinto beans until fine using a food grinder. Place in a saucepan, and whisk in salt, cumin, chili powder, and warm water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook until thick, about 15 minutes.
  2. When the mixture has thickened, stir and cook for 4 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Serve as a dip, or use as filling for burritos.
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  1. 23 Ratings


I decided to disregard a review that told me nothing (Not good, wasn't working... Because...?? What's the point?), tried it and it worked great for me in particular! I've made it many times, ...

This recipe is awesome. I am a bit of a salt aholic so I doubled the salt. After tasting this the first time I decided I wanted to have this on hand. I made a bulk batch, here it is: (9 cups...

I was just looking at the recipes for refried beans a little amused at the thought of a recipe for this. I always thought everyone knew how to make refried beans. I have to admit I have found so...

A little soupy for burritos, but a little more bean flour should thicken it up fine. Added a little extra salt and a little pepper and this tasted great. I like refried beans, but not all the fa...

I don't know exactly what happened, but it did not turn out. It was tasty, but after an hour of simmering, it was still grittily undercooked. I can only think of two reasons why it didn't turn...

It was quite different than canned, but it worked well. I cooked mine much less than fifteen minutes - it was already quite thick after only a few minutes. Kinda funny - I used black beans and w...

A nice substitue for the real thing, the kids don't know the difference. I would use a little less cumin next time (1/4 tsp), just for our taste preferences, but over all a fast and easy way to...

Not Good. Half way through preparing dinner I realized that the beans were not working and sent my son to the store for a can of refried beans. I do not recommend this recipe.

quick, easy and yummy recipe that lets you control the nutritional value of the dish. Canned beans contain salt and lard - this recipe makes "refried" beans in a jiffy. I add minced onion, cum...