Be sure to use a fire-roasted salsa to make this easy, lighter version of traditional refried beans. Their smokiness will add unrivaled flavor and fragrance to the dish. Serve as a side dish, or as a dip with tortilla chips.
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3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 cup cooked black beans
1 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans
3/4 cup fire-roasted salsa
1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large skillet, heat oil and cook onion and garlic until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add cumin and beans and cook for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and mash beans with a potato masher or large fork. Stir in salsa. Reheat beans, season with salt and pepper and transfer to a shallow serving dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Per Serving:230 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 24g carbohydrates, (7 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 10g protein.
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