Whip up this easy Southern 5-minute refried beans recipe

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Surprise company can be a wonderful thing — unless the cupboards are bare, in which case it can be an anxious dream come true. This 5-minute refried bean recipe is the perfect answer. You almost certainly have a can of beans in the back of your pantry and some tortilla chips left over from Tex-Mex night. Dig them out and mix them with some tempting taco seasonings in your spice cabinet. That's all you need to make this deceptively simple dip, and so quickly you’ll still have time to shove all the clutter into the hall closet and change into some clean clothes.
This recipe takes just 5 minutes to make, but it’s 100 times more impressive than a prebought salsa or hummus dip. If you’re feeling particularly fancy and have 30 seconds to spare, you can garnish it with some fresh cilantro or sour cream for added oomph!
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Easy Southern 5-Minute Refried Beans
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1 can pinto beans
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of half a lime
Tortilla chips (optional)
Drain about half of the liquid from the pinto beans and pour the rest of the can into a small saucepan.
Add the spices and blend with an immersion blender until the desired consistency is reached.
Cook over a medium-high heat for 4 minutes, until hot. Add the lime juice and stir one last time to combine. Serve with chips.
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