- 12-16-2006, 03:46 PM
ok, i now have a new favorite dish for veggies. its 2 cups broccoli with 1/2 refried beans and 2 tbsp. hot salsa all mixed in a bowl. ever since ive been doing this ive questioned the nutrition/health of refried beans. i buy an organic canned version where the only ingredients list: water, pinto beans, green chiles, and sea salt. didnt know it was possible to make refried beans without oil/butter
so i guess im questioning how theyre made. are they just already cooked and mashed or what? the only disadvantage (that i see) to whole pinto beans is that it is more calorie dense packing 19g carbs (7g fiber), 0g fat, and 6g protein. is there any difference that im missing?
- 12-16-2006, 05:48 PM
Yeah - that refried beans give me the squirts and major-league gas. (Whereas pinto only give AA gas....)
- 12-17-2006, 11:41 AM
My guess is they are just mashed pinto beans that have been soaked but not fried.
12-17-2006, 12:56 PM
yeah, this sounds reasonable. im thinking youre right. thanks for your input sizeOriginally Posted by size
12-18-2006, 10:34 PM
Actually most brands of refried beans are extremely low in fat... weird. Seems like they're not fried even once.
12-18-2006, 11:20 PM
I take it you're using the Trader Joe's refrieds? If so, add some dried chipolte peppers to them to "kick it up a notch". They're good the day after legs because you get to do an active recovery standing and sitting on the can.
12-19-2006, 02:16 AM
haha, suprisingly that does sound good. i love hot foods/spices. my ass will be on fire in more ways than one after a rough leg dayOriginally Posted by GREENFEATHER
and to answer your question, its not trader joes refried beans. next time i go there ill look for them though cause theyre house brand is way cheaper than all other organic foods.
12-19-2006, 01:55 PM
"Refried beans" are actually only fried once. Typically they are soaked and stewed, then mashed, then fried.Originally Posted by TeamSavage
12-19-2006, 10:40 PM
I actually have some Scotch Bonnets here that singe on one end and weld at the other, lol!! I have NO hair on my ass because of the spicy foods I eat. My wife can't be in the same room when I bring the peppers in from the smoker, she starts sneezing and her eyes water. We had a Quaker Parrot that loved the Scotch Bonnets as well. If you're doing a keto diet, you can reconstitute the dried chipolte peppers in EVOO and stuff them with some sort of goat cheese for a filling snack. You can tailor the hotness by how many seeds you leave inside as well.
12-22-2006, 05:48 PM
There are several brands of fat free (or close enough) refried beans. I love 'em too, but the ones I get are very very high in sodium, which sucks cause most of the other things I eat are high in sodium too.
Sounds like a tastey recipe btw. I always keep an eye out for healthy quick vegetable recipes that I can actually enjoy.
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