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    Light Refried Black Beans

    Light Refried Black Beans. Photo by Bergy

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    15 mins

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    Bev's Note:

    Refried beans are typically made from pinto beans, but black beans work well, too. Add a dab of sour cream if you crave a little richness. Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine.

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    1. 1
      Cook garlic in oil in a skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Add beans with their liquid and mash with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon to make a coarse purée.
    3. 3
      Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot.
    4. 4
      Stir in enough of water to thin to a creamy consistency.
    5. 5
      Add pepper to taste.
    6. 6
      Serve warm, sprinkled with cilantro.
    7. 7
      (Beans can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat, adding water if necessary.) Makes 4 servings.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 16, 2002


      I have just recently 'come around' to the world of beans, and seem to have a particular affinity for the darker sorts. This, then, is my first foray into the world of refried beans. These very nicely picked up the notes of garlic... I admit I also added a pinch of chile peppers to this. Very good, simple flavour, and nicely enhanced by the fresh cilantro. I actually ate this on a small tortilla shell with lettuce, onions & tomatoes as a very tasty light dinner. Thanks Bev I know I will be making this one again!

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    • on March 22, 2011


      So much better than the canned stuff! Added a little cumin and onion powder. Delicious!

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    • on June 04, 2008


      YUM! We did not need to add water, our can must have had a fair amount of liquid in it. I was also making Pico De Gallo and was low on cilantro so I just chopped up a little green onion in it and it was great! This will be one of my go-to recipes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Light Refried Black Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (129 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.8
    Calories from Fat 9
    Total Fat 1.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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