"Refried" "Beans"

Bre Van Patten

By
@breonnavp

We had a taco night and I wanted to make refried beans, but realized I only had lentils. So I improvised, and they turned out delicious! In fact, I liked these way better then regular refried beans, and so did my family. My 5 year old even had seconds!


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Serves:

4-6

Prep:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
dried lentils
3 c
water or chicken broth
1
bay leaf
2 Tbsp
freeze dried red onions
1/2 Tbsp
minced garlic
1/2 Tbsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1/2 Tbsp
cumin

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Into a saucepan, pour in water or chicken broth, and stir in all ingredients but lentils.
2
Bring mixture to boil, then add lentils. Lower temp to medium high.
3
Stirring occasionally, let lentils boil for about 30 minutes or until tender. (If needed, add more liquid while cooking, but you don't want them very wet in the end).
4
Once tender, spoon lentils into food processor and pulse until smooth. Serve.
5
**If you don't want to use these as pho-refried beans, add more chicken broth, cooked diced carrots and celery, and top with bacon pieces or pancetta for a delicious soup!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #beans, #lentils, #Refried