How To Make Black Refried Beans From Canned Whole Beans. You can make refried black beans in 10 minutes from canned, whole beans and a few everyday ingredients. You’ll never buy canned refried beans again!
Make your own refried beans
Raise your hand if you love black beans! How about refried black beans?
Ok, how about refried black beans you can whip up in 10 minutes from a can with a few staple pantry ingredients and a skillet?
Yeah, I’m right there with ya!
I mean, what’s NOT to love about black refried beans?
Are refried black beans good for you?
Well, as long as your diet allows, I find them to be one of my healthiest choices. They bring fiber, protein, and iron into my diet…with zero saturated fat. To me, that’s a win-win-win!
Homemade refried black beans are a cost-effective, low-maintenance, staple here at TKG HQ.
You can use whole black beans made from scratch for this recipe too!
In fact, check out my no-soak, no-crockpot method of How To Cook Dry Beans In Two Hours.
Serve tortilla chips and refried black beans, warm or chilled, topped with a little sour cream, or nonfat Greek yogurt, and fresh chives.
Kids even go crazy for them and they’re great for parties too!
How do you make refried beans from canned beans?
Step 1: Sauté olive oil, garlic, cumin, and chili powder together until fragrant:
Step 2. Add black beans.
Step 3. Mash ’em up! Add a little water to adjust consistency, if needed; add salt and pepper; devour!
The great thing is that you can mash them to any texture you like! I tend to like mine half-mashed and half-whole, as you can see here.
Refried Black Beans (Ingredients)
- extra virgin olive oil
- fresh garlic
- chili powder
- canned black beans
- salt and pepper
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How To Make Black Refried Beans From Canned Whole Beans
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 clove Garlic finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/4 tsp Cumin
- 1 15 oz can Reduced Sodium Black Beans drained, reserve juice
- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper to taste
- In a skillet, heat OLIVE OIL; add GARLIC, CUMIN, and CHILI POWDER; sauté until fragrant (about 2 min).
- Add BEANS; mash beans with a potato masher until you reach your desired consistency, adding bean juice (or plain water) in small amounts, as needed, stirring frequently.
- Add SALT and PEPPER to taste.