refried beans

plural noun
re·fried beans | \ˈrē-ˌfrīd- \

Definition of refried beans 

: beans cooked with seasonings, fried, then mashed and fried again

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Cut into wedges and serve with canned vegetarian fat-free refried beans (such as Old El Paso, Rosarita or another brand) and carrot sticks. Susan Nicholson, ajc, "7 Day Menu," 17 Nov. 2017 Lean refried beans, as above, are wonderful on the side. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Making Mexican food at home is easy and healthier, too," 24 Oct. 2017 The fillings at Pupuseria Katerina on Brookpark Road in Cleveland can range from simple Cheese ($2.50) or Chicken ($2.50) to the popular Revuelta ($2.50), a mixture of pork, refried beans and cheese. Beth Segal, cleveland.com, "Pupuseria Katerina: Sunny Salvadoran cuisine in Cleveland," 3 Nov. 2017 Request double grilled vegetables in place of rice and refried beans. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "A guide to ordering well in Mexican restaurants: Healthful dishes to choose," 24 Oct. 2017 For her part, Fain suggested serving the meat with mashed potatoes or rice and refried beans. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "For Chicken-Fried Steak, Too Much Is Just Enough," 31 Aug. 2017

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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