Friday, February 15, 2013

Home Style Refried Beans (Light)

2/3 cup finely chopped onion 
4 teaspoons canola oil 
4 garlic cloves, minced 
1 teaspoon ground cumin 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained 
1/2 cup water 
2 teaspoons lime juice 

1.In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the garlic, cumin, salt and cayenne; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add beans and mash. Add water; cook and stir until heated through and water is absorbed. Remove from the heat; stir in lime juice. 

Yield: 2-2/3 cups. 
Nutritional Facts 1/3 cup equals 123 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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