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Vegetarian Refried Beans

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 20

Categories: Rice, Potatoes and Beans


  1            pound  pinto beans

  3            cups  vegetable stock

  2            tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil

  1            large  white onion -- 1/4" dice

  4            cloves  garlic -- minced

  1            teaspoon  ground cumin

  ½           teaspoon  ground coriander

  2            tablespoons  lime juice

  1            tablespoon  kosher salt


Clean the pinto beans, removing any broken beans and any foreign materials. Rinse the beans under cold water. In a large sauce pan, soak the beans overnight in cold water. Drain soaking water from the beans. Place beans and vegetable stoke in a large sauce pan and cook over medium heat until beans are tender. This will take 2 - 4 hours. Strain the stock from the beans and reserve. In a large sauté pan, sweet the onions and garlic with the olive oil over medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent. Add the spices and sauté for an additional 1 - 2 minutes. Add the beans and 1-2 cups of the reserved stock. Mash the beans by hand to the desired consistency. Add more of the reserved vegetable stock as needed.