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Refried Beans

Nutritional Information

1 cup, refried beans

  • Calories 367
  • Calories from Fat 118.89
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 13.21g20%
  • Saturated Fat 3.512g18%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5.123g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.757g
  • Cholestreol 15mg5%
  • Sodium 711mg30%
  • Potassium 797mg23%
  • Total Carbohydrate 47.64g16%
  • Dietary Fiber 15.7g63%
  • Sugars 1.57g
  • Protein 15.91g32%
  • Calcium 10mg1%
  • Iron 23mg128%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 16%

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Refried Beans on Wikipedia:

Refried beans (frijoles refritos) is a dish of cooked and mashed beans and is a traditional staple of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.

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Ingredients and preparation

Refried beans are traditionally prepared with pinto beans, but many other varieties of bean can be used, such as black or red beans. The raw beans are soaked overnight, stewed, drained of most of the remaining liquid, and converted into a paste with a masher (such as a potato masher, or in its absence, a fork or the back of a large flat spoon). Some of the drained liquid, or chicken or vegetable stock, is added if the consistency is too dry. The paste is then traditionally fried with lard, typically in a cast iron pot or skillet, and seasoned to taste with salt and spices. For vegetarians, lard can be replaced by vegetable oil. Onion and garlic may be sautéed in the oil before the beans are added.

Usage

In a home meal, refried beans typically serve as the main food accompanied by smaller, more strongly flavored dishes, but they may also be served as a side dish accompanying a larger meal, or rolled in a tortilla to form a bean burrito.

In the US, refried beans are most commonly made from pinto beans. They are served as a side-dish with most Mexican restaurant meals. They also have become very popular as a dip for corn tortilla chips. Refried beans are also a primary ingredient in many tostada, chimichanga, and pupusa recipes. In addition, they are a typical ingredient in layered dips, such as seven layer dip, in nachos, and are especially implied when a dish is referred to as nachos grande.

Name

The name is based on a mistranslation.[1] In Mexican Spanish, the prefix re- is an informal form of emphasis meaning ``very`` or ``well``, not to be confused with the English re- and formal use of the Spanish prefix re-, which indicates repetition. Thus, frijoles refritos, the Spanish name of this dish, would translate to English as ``well-fried beans,`` not ``twice-fried beans.``[2]

References

^ ``How refried beans get their tasty flavour - Do you know? :: Discovery Foods``. www.discoveryfoods.co.uk. http://www.discoveryfoods.co.uk/faq/1/2/how-refried-beans-get-their-tasty-flavour.html. Retrieved 2009-02-01.  ^ Rosengarten, David (2003). It's All American Food: The Best Recipes for More Than 400 New American Classics. Little, Brown and Company. p. 127. ISBN 9780316053150. http://books.google.com/books?id=gFHAq0Mjn3cC&client=firefox-a.