20 Minute Skillet Refried Beans Recipe
The perfect side dish - Skillet Refried Beans that are ready in 20 minutes! This recipe uses a shortcut of canned pinto beans, but you would never know from all the flavor in this dish.
- 2 Tablespoon butter
- ½ cup onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans (DO NOT rinse and drain)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (omit if you don't want the heat)
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add diced onion and saute for 4-5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
Add garlic to melted butter and onions and saute for another minute.
Add pinto beans (don't wash and drain them first - just dump in the whole can), cumin, chili powder and cayenne powder to skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes or until beans are heated through.
Using a potato masher, mash beans until they become the consistency that you prefer (my husband likes them completely smooth while I prefer them to be a little chunky. You could also put the beans in a blender to make them super smooth).
If desired, top with some shredded cheese and fresh cilantro.
Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg