Healthier Refried Beans

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by HeatherFeather

These were so easy, fast and tasted wonderful. Makes a very small amount, which is nice if you have a smaller family. From Eillie Krieger's Healthy Appetite show. If you like it smoother, you can use a potato masher or a stick blender to mush the beans.

Top Review by White Rose Child

Yummy! I doubled it with lots of garlic. I also added some cumin along with the chili powder. My mom and I ate EASILY two servings each in one sitting! LOL. Thanks for posting such an easy, vegan version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic and chili powder and cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Stir in the beans and chicken broth and cook until the beans are warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Mash the beans coarsely with the back of a wooden spoon, adding more chicken broth to moisten, if needed.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Stir in the cilantro.

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