In large nonstick skillet, cook onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. In food processor, combine beans, onion mixture, chili powder, cumin, lime peel and juice, water and cilantro. Cover; process 30 seconds or until smooth. In same skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Spoon bean mixture into skillet. Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated and desired consistency, stirring frequently. If mixture is thicker than desired, stir in a little water.
Tips: You can control the texture of these beans by adding a little more water if they are thicker than you like. If you don’t have a food processor, add remaining ingredients to skillet and mash beans with a fork or masher. This also works if you want a chunky texture instead of smooth.
Serve these fresh-tasting refried beans warm as a side dish or warm or cool as a dip for tortilla chips or crisp vegetables.
Serving Size: about 3oz each
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories 130, Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 260mg, Carb 16g, Fiber 5g, Total Sugar 2g, Protein 5g, Calcium 4%, Iron 10%
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.