"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!


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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

Step-By-Step

1Into a saucepan, pour in water or chicken broth, and stir in all ingredients but lentils.

2Bring mixture to boil, then add lentils. Lower temp to medium high.

3Stirring 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).

4Once 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