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    Festival Refried Beans

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    2 hrs 50 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins

    Derf's Note:

    These can be reheated (fried) if you wish, but is not necessary. Good as a side, with any Mexican dish, topped with more cheddar and chopped hot pepper. ( have even used as a dip, with taco chips)

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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, combine the beans, water, onion and garlic.
    2. 2
      Bring to boil Lower the heat and simmer, covered for 2-2 1/2 hours or until beans are very tender.
    3. 3
      Cool slightly (do not drain) In a food processor or blender, process bean mixture, half at a time, until smooth.
    4. 4
      Return bean mixture to the saucepan, Stir in salsa and salt.
    5. 5
      Cook uncovered, over moderate heat for 5 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring constantly.
    6. 6
      Serve with sour cream and shredded chedddar cheese.
    7. 7
      (use reduced fat sour cream and light shredded cheddar if you wish to cut back calories).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 02, 2010


      Great flavor. I took a shortcut and used a 14 oz can for dark red kidney beans, drained almost all the juice off but did not rinse them. I mashed the beans instead of processing them . Very easy recipe - the salsa gives them a nice flavor boost - I used hot. Thanks Derf for another keeper 1 July 2010 Made again and enjoyed just as much.

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    • on August 05, 2009


      Got rave reviews from my guests on this; they thought the taste was much better and less greasy than the canned stuff. I used canned pinto beans and they worked just fine.

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    • on February 23, 2009


      This wasn't my favorite recipe...however I made these as a side and I think I would have liked it better as an appetizer. I love the idea of adding salsa, but perhaps 1 cup was just too much for me. Is there a certain brand of salsa you recommend? Thanks for the recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Festival Refried Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (242 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 44.7
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 360.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 2.2 g

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