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Recipe: Half-Smashed Refried Beans

Half-Smashed Refried Beans is a zesty and unique appetizer recipe adapted from BushsBeans.com
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 16-ounce can Bush's Chili Beans, undrained
  • 1 16-ounce can Bush's reduced sodium Pinto beans, drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup mild salsa
  • 3 ounces Mexican or other beer
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Sirachi or other hot sauce
  • tortilla chips


  • Add chili beans to a 4-quart saucepan and mash gently with a potato masher or the back of a fork.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients except tortilla chips. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until mixture is heated through.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.