Simple and Flavorful Easy Refried Black Beans Recipe

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Simple and Flavorful Easy Refried Black Beans Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 22, 2024

This easy refried black beans recipe is a perfect side dish or filling for burritos and tacos. It is a simple and flavorful dish that can be made in just a few minutes with minimal ingredients. These refried black beans are sure to become a staple in your kitchen!


  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add minced garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Add in the drained and rinsed black beans and water. Mash the beans with a potato masher or fork until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beans are heated through and have a creamy texture.
  6. Adjust seasoning to taste and garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Refried beans are not actually fried twice, but rather cooked in a skillet after mashing.
  • Black beans are a good source of plant-based protein and fiber.
  • Adding a splash of lime juice can give these refried black beans a citrusy kick.