Simple Low Fat Non-Refried Beans

READY IN: 4hrs 55mins
Recipe by littleturtle

Better than canned beans. 3 cups of these beans = 1 (20 oz) can store bought. Freeze extras in plastic freezer bags.

Top Review by Patchwork Dragon

Not a review...sorry! Just wanted to comment to Ami in D-land that I have always been led to believe that you shouldn't add any salt to the water when cooking beans as it makes them tough, you should add it after cooking. I'm assuming that any broth or stock that you use for cooking would contain salt.


  1. Wash and sort the beans.
  2. Bring beans to a rolling boil in a large pan of water.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 4 1/2 hours (Do NOT drain).
  4. Blend beans in a food processor, using the liquid the beans were cooked in to reach the desired consistency.

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