Hello hungry grokkers,

I'm looking for a sub for refried beans. I adore Midwestern-style, non-spicy, highly cheesed Tex-Mex and have done pretty good in dialing down the cheese required for dishes like taco salad or enchiladas.

But the beans! I really miss the beans. Without beans the salad doesn't hold together in a creamy mass and the enchiladas get all liquidy.

Any ideas for replacing the beans?

Note: I have only ever seen 1 idea - soaked sunflower seeds mashed with tahini. I've not tried this yet. It seems fairly involved and like it would make a lot: I'm a single student gal.