Refried Black Beans


This refried black beans recipe is easy and better than canned!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 35 mins


  • 4 cups dry black beans

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup chopped green chiles

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • salt to taste


  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
2g Fat
46g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1168mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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