Zesty Refried Beans

"Take 2 cans of ordinary, bland refried beans and give them some extra flavor! My kids love it fixed this way!"
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  • Combine refried beans, chili powder, and cumin in a medium saucepan; cook over low heat until thoroughly heated.
  • Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream.

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  1. excellent variation to ordinary canned beans! love it! will be adding to my mexican cookbook. maybe next time i'll add some onions sauteed in butter. thanks for posting!!
  2. I followed the directions EXACTLY as written - this bean recipe is awesome! And easy, and cheap, and contains everything I always have in the cupboard, so I will always add these spices to my beans going forward.. thanks much!!!
  3. You are right when you say this gives extra flavor to ordinary, bland, refried beans. These spices go such a long way toward improving the flavor. It is not authentic I'm sure, but I have also added a 1/4 cup of butter or margerine before heating. This gives the beans such a creamy texture and and cooking the butter into the beans seems to keep them from getting to runny. Would highly recommend this recipe to anyone.
  4. I used 1 can of black beans, drained, for one of the cans of the refried beans. I also added some shredded cheese. We thought these were really good and I will definitely repeat this often. THANKS!
  5. I cut the recipe in half and found when I added the sour cream the beans were a bit too runny. However I heated them a little longer allowing them to dry out.The addition of cumin and chili powder was great. I also added some garlic . It may be the brand of Fried beans that caused them to be runny. In any case they were delicious The beans were served on Tostados


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