Jalapeno Refried Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A zesty, flavorful version of the traditional refried beans. Jalapenos add a mild heat and the cheese adds a subtle creamy flavor. These are a big hit at potlucks and fiestas. This is easily doubled or tripled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare a large skillet by heating drippings or lard over medium heat.
  2. Cook the garlic, onions and jalapenos until slightly wilted.
  3. Sprinkle in the cumin.
  4. Add in about 1/2 cup of beans and mash with back of spoon or mashing utensil.
  5. If the mixture seems thick, add about a tablespoon of liquid from canned beans or the cooking liquid.
  6. Continue to add beans and mash them together, adding liquid as necessary.
  7. Top with shredded cheese.
Most Helpful

Great side for my Carne guisada, served with cilantro rice.

adopt a greyhound November 19, 2012

YUM! I forgot the garlic and only had 1 serano pepper and I wished I had 2... next time! I used olive oil and only 1 tbl. I didn't have cheese, but didn't need it or miss it. I just ate it on a tortilla for lunch! Thanks!!

HeidiSue August 21, 2009

Cut the dripping to 1 tbsp ( I love the flavor but try to cut back) I used 2 fresh Jalapenos, 2 large cloves of garlic and omitted the cheese in the beans because I was adding cheese to the Tacos. Result VERY tasty refried beans Thanks Annacia for this do again recipe

Bergy March 22, 2008