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Refried Black Beans

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Better than canned!"
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9 h 35 m servings 255
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Place black beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain.
  2. Place beans in a pot and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer beans until very tender, about 1 hour.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add black beans, green chiles, chili powder, and cumin; cook and stir until flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
  4. Blend black bean mixture in a food processor until smooth. Add tomato paste, chicken broth, vinegar, and salt; blend until desired consistency is reached. Return beans to pot and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 255 calories; 2.4 45.6 15 0 272 Full nutrition

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i use serrano chiles instead of green chiles to give it a little more spice. this recipe can also be used to make pinto beans and it is just as delicious!

Turned out great and was easy to make. I like to cook my tomato paste a little so I added before the beans.

Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is better and healthier than canned refried black beans. I made it twice already and is delicious every time. Since I like mine seasoned more, I used 3 cups...

This is a very good recipe I did not give it 5 stars because it was slightly lacking in flavor. Very grateful however for the creativeness.

I made this for a group of people I didn't know well and was a but worried but wow they were gone and I got lots of compliments !

This recipe is flawless. The ingredients, their amounts, and cooking times are right on. You can freeze some before you mash them and they work perfectly! Thank you for the recipe.

Awesome recipe. I modified it a bit, chiefly by using black beans. I added in seasoned cooked ground turkey for a great taco salad/burrito ready made mix. I store some in fridge and some in free...

this is time intensive but worth it. it has nice flavor and a zippy kick at the end, so if you don't like spicy you may want to tone it down a bit. serving it with a little sour cream did the tr...

Excellent recipe! Amazing difference using fresh beans instead of canned and much better flavor than what is usually served at a restaurant! I found that I needed to slowly add more liquid (brot...