||Small Onion, finely diced
||Garlic, finely minced
||Follow basic bean recipe for cooking raw beans. Reserve 1/2 cup to 1 cup of the cooked bean broth to incorporate into refried beans.
||Heat oil in a skillet and add the onion and garlic. Cook until soft. Add the cooked beans and cook, mashing with a small potato masher or ricer. As the beans start to thicken, start adding a little of the reserved broth from the bean pot until the beans are soft enough to mound slightly. Set aside to cool briefly, serve. Makes 12 servings.
Note: Pinto beans may be substituted in this recipe.
Organic Black Beans|
All natural organic black beans can be cooked in soups or by themselves. Make a healthy side dish with these black beans to serve alongside dinner tonight. They're packed with protein, fiber and iron.