How To Make Refried Black Beans From Canned Whole Beans. Why buy pre-made refried black beans when you can make them in 10 minutes from canned beans and a few everyday ingredients? It’s the perfect, healthy compliment to my 5 minute Restaurant Style Blender Salsa.
How To Make Refried Black Beans From Canned Whole 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!
So, how do you make refried black beans from canned whole beans?
Here’s my general approach (see full recipe below):
Sauté olive oil, garlic, cumin, and chili powder together until fragrant:
Add black beans.
Mash ’em up! Add a little water to adjust consistency; add salt and pepper; devour!
Want more healthy Mexican sides to compliment these beans?
Heck ya! Check out my Cilantro Lime Brown Rice…it’s ready in 10 minutes and perfectly repurposes your leftover, brown rice.
Grab the tortilla chips and make my 5 Minute Mexican Restaurant Style Blender Salsa.
This one literally takes 5 minutes to make and perfectly compliments refried black beans.
Ingredients you’ll need to make refried black beans from canned whole beans (see full recipe below):
- extra virgin olive oil
- fresh garlic
- chili powder
- canned black beans
- salt and pepper
Kitchen tools I use this recipe:
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