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For a savory complex flavor, cook the garlic for these Refried Beans in bacon drippings. Make this Mexican side dish recipe vegetarian by opting for olive oil instead.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rinse beans. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven combine beans and 4 cups of the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Or place beans in water in pan. Cover and let soak in a cool place overnight.) Drain and rinse beans.

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  • In the same saucepan or Dutch oven combine beans, 4 cups fresh water, and the salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until beans are very tender. Drain beans, reserving liquid.

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  • In a heavy large skillet heat bacon drippings. Stir in garlic. Add beans; mash thoroughly with a potato masher. Stir in enough of the cooking liquid (about 1/4 cup) to make a paste like mixture. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until thick, stirring often. Season to taste.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; 7 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 321 mg sodium. 524 mg potassium; 36 g carbohydrates; 9 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 12 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 0 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 89 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 71 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1