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Funky Refried Beans

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These are refried beans taken to, dare I say it, another level. I generally hate that expression, but I couldn’t resist. Sorry.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • ½ whole Medium Red Onion, Diced
  • 2 teaspoons New Mexico Chile Powder
  • 1 can Rotel Tomato & Green Chilies (10 Oz), Undrained
  • 1 can Original Ranch Style Beans (15 Oz)
  • ¼ cups Water

Preparation

Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan.

Add the onions and saute until translucent.

Add the chile powder and saute until the onions just start to brown.

Add the Rotel and bring just to a simmer.

Add the beans and water then bring it back to a simmer.

Simmer covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mash the beans with a potato masher.

Adjust the consistency as needed by cooking uncovered or adding water.

Serve topped with a little grated cheddar or Colby-jack cheese and some sour cream (optional, but highly recommended).

Enjoy!

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mamamcadams on 12.11.2011

Very good!

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coni2 on 5.23.2010

This is our new favorite way to make refried beans. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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babskitchen on 5.4.2010

These were so good and so easy to make. They definitely have some kick to them so you’ll probably want to use the sour cream on top. Loved ‘em!

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babskitchen on 5.2.2010

The only thing I could find in my two different local grocery stores were “ranchero beans.” Basically canned pinto beans with chopped jalapeño. Is that the same thing? Thanks.

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lisawallace on 4.30.2010

Loved this! Ate it for dinner, much to children’s dismay – hey they can make chicken nuggets, it’s good for their self esteem to feed themselves. Anyway, I also added about 1 tbsp of chipotle pepper puree, I think it was a good move.

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terrilw on 1.18.2012

Very good! Loved the spice. Agree that these are definitely better than the plain stuff out of a can.

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DomesticDivaa on 9.24.2011

These were delish! We didn’t have any rotel so we used salsa and the chili powder gave it a nice kick! Will definitely make again.

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cadwill on 6.16.2010

We really enjoyed these refried beans. I don’t have access to Ranch Style beans and used Pinto beans in a tomato sauce instead. To compensate, I added a splash of vinegar, some ancho chili powder, and some Worcerstshire sauce. It took about 40 minutes to cook down (uncovered).

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bobbleheadkels on 5.24.2010

I made these to accompany my flank steak fajitas and they received rave reviews! Easy to make for a crowd; which is a good thing because they will lap them up!

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coni2 on 5.23.2010

We are spoiled now. We will never be able to eat “regular” refried beans again. These are so good! Thanks for sharing your easy but amazing recipe!

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