Veronica's Southwestern Refried Beans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Chef 920429 March 23, 2003

Yum!!! I used chicken stock (all I had) and parsley in place of the cilantro and it was great. Thanks for the goodie, Trixie!

CookbookCarrie March 22, 2003

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