Refried Beans Dip – This quick, tasty and healthy refried beans dip is perfect for tortilla chips, sliced vegetables or on our homemade tortilla shells.
Super Easy and Very Healthy Refried Beans Dip
I’ve got a new staple recipe for making super satisfying Meat Free Monday dinners: refried pinto beans!
We are BIG into eating beans over here. Literally, every single day. We make it a point, right along with eating more fruits and vegetables. Eating more beans ranks right up there with one of the most important health-enhancing diet habits you could adopt.
Eat More Beans for Resistant Starch
From the resistant starch to the antioxidants and phytonutrients, the fiber, the super clean plant protein and so much more, beans are a powerhouse of nutrition.
ALL Beans (Including the Refried Pinto Beans!) Promote Gut Health
There is even new research showing the consumption of fiber-rich beans is linked to an increase in short chain fatty acids (1) Short-chain fatty acids are produced by the friendly bacteria in your gut and they play a major role in optimizing health. Research links an increase in short chain fatty acid production to a reduction in inflammatory diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and other conditions (2).
Blue Zone Centenarians Eat Beans Daily Too!
The Blue Zones consist of five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. that researchers have identified as having the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world. Blue Zone residents are considered to be the “world’s healthiest people.”
And when it comes to diet, Blue Zone residents are BIG on beans. Just like my grandfather, most centenarians eat beans every day.
So now you not only have LOTS of reasons to eat more beans, but also a super easy, quick and incredibly versatile recipe for clean refried pinto beans to make it all so much easier. This recipe makes the perfect refried beans dip. Let me show you how to use it!
5 Ways to Enjoy this Refried Bean Dip
If you can’t think of what to do with your refried beans dip, here are 8 tasty ideas!
Make a Healthy and Tasty Tostada
Easy Homemade Enchiladas
We have enchiladas three different ways here at Clean Cuisine. You can make these Slow Cooker Enchiladas, a saucy Enchiladas Casserole or these tasty Chicken Enchiladas. Let us know which ones you try!
Or, if you want to skip the baking mess, just make bean burritos. Add some roasted onions, peppers, shredded lettuce — and of course, some hot sauce.
Perfect Appetizer Treat or for Football on Sundays!
Dish up the Perfect Mexican Side Dish
Add this refried beans dip to a side dish bowl and drizzle with a little hot sauce. They are perfect just on their own.
The Perfect Chip Companion
Or, use this refried beans dip exactly as it was intended — with homemade tortilla chips.Print
Clean Recipe for Refried Pinto Beans
Refried Beans Dip is easy it is to make, incredibly delicious and authentic-tasting. This perfect dip is perfect for a snack or meal.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Dip
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Diet: Vegan
- 2 – 14.5 oz cans organic pinto beans, drained but not rinsed
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1 small shallot, chopped
- 1 teaspoon jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
- 2 tablespoons
- Pink Himalayan sea salt, to taste
- Cumin, to taste
- In a large food processor, combine the beans, garlic, shallot, jalapeno and oil; process until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the bean puree to a large heavy skillet and simmer on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and cumin (optional). Serve warm.
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