Veronica's Southwestern Refried Beans

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Trixyinaz

I found this recipe on Ediets and loved it. Even my DH thought it was good. Not bad for another healthy, low fat, diet recipe. Serve as a main dish with Brown Rice or use it as a dip for chips or a side dish to compliment a Mexican fiesta

Top Review by Chef 920429

I made the recipe for the pick your chef game. I didn't realize until I started making that the recipe was for 1 serving!!So my DH got most of the dish.He says--fresher than my usual canned refried beans!! LOL.I used chicken broth instead of vegetable,only because I didn't have the vegetable broth. I did have to use an extra 1/3 cup of the broth,dryed out quickly. Thank you for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop cilantro and mince the garlic.
  2. Rinse and drain beans to wash off excess sodium.
  3. Sauté garlic over medium heat in a non-stick skillet sprayed with Pam or other cooking spray- do not burn the garlic.
  4. Add the beans, vegetable broth and spices.
  5. Increase the temperature to medium-high and cook, covered, for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Mash beans with a fork or potatoe masher until just smooth or desired texture.
  7. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes more, until thickened.
  8. Stir in salsa.
  9. Sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro on top and serve.

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