Slim Refried Beans
Makes 2½  cups
    1. Remove any debris from the beans and rinse under cold  water. Place them
         in a bowl and cover with water. Cover and refrigerate over night.
      2. Drain and add the beans to a medium saucepan. Add  enough water to
          cover  the beans (3 cups). Bring to a boil and add 1 clove of garlic, the
          quartered onion, thyme and salt. Cover and reduce the flame.
     3. Simmer 2 hours or until the beans are very soft. Add more  water while
         cooking if necessary. Drain and reserve the  bean liquid. Remove the
         garlic and onion.
     4. Heat the oil in a nonstick sauté pan. Add the minced onion and garlic.
         Sauté until transparent. Add the kidney beans and flatten with a
          wooden spoon until the beans are mashed.
     5. Add the tomato sauce, salt, chili pepper and hot red pepper.Stir and
         simmer until paste like and no liquid remains. Add  some reserved
         bean liquid to prevent sticking while cooking.
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