Healthier Refried Beans

Rick Bayless made these on a show years ago and we’ve never gone back to canned refried beans.

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet.  Saute some minced garlic cloves (we love garlic and use about 3 cloves for two cans of beans).  Add a can or two of black beans, undrained. Heat over medium or med-low heat, mashing occasionally with a potato masher (not electric–the old-fashioned kind). 
Beans will thicken the longer you cook them, and you can mash them to whatever consistency you prefer.

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Filed under Basic Cooking, Healthy, Mexican, No oven necessary., Side Dish, Vegetarian Main Dish

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