Refried Beans

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2006, America's Test Kitchen TV

Homemade refried beans are much better than store-bought—and very easy if you start with canned beans.

SERVES 6 (Makes 3 cups)

TIME 45 minutes

Refried Beans

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Salt pork gave our refried beans recipe rich flavor; onions, garlic, chiles, and cumin gave it complexity; and cilantro and lime juice added at the end gave the beans brightness.

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