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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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s'kat September 16, 2002

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

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thedixongang March 22, 2011

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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TryingTraditional June 04, 2008

Fantastic. This was my first time making these and it was delicious. I used one can of black beans and one can of pinto beans and I also added half of small jalapeno without seeds. It was my my favorite part of a meal consisting of four items. Couldn't even tell it was the "light" version because it tasted so good. Thank you.

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Katanashrp August 13, 2012

These are stupendous! I made these with some great enchiladas ~ and these were the highlight of the dinner. Very easy, so good, and so full of flavor. The only change was I used dry beans which I had made the night before, so I used some homemade chicken broth in place of the liquid that came in the can. How great are these? So great, you will want to dance around the house and do the cha/cha. Enjoy!

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Andi of Longmeadow Farm April 19, 2011

Talk about easy? Wow, so simple. I didn't hve cilatro, so I crushed a few whole coriander seeds and topped with a little white cheese blend. Served with baked chimichungas. YUM!

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Scotland September 17, 2010

Easy recipe-I didn't even use any oil - I just cooked them fairly long & slow on low heat. I did add some extra cilantro mixed into the beans as well as sprinkling on top. Served these beans in tostados. Thanks Bev for another winner. Made again 15 May 2010 Enjoyed them just as muchas the first time. The beans had a lot of liquid in the can so I didn't add any water. (I like them quite thick and still chunky). Thanks again Bev for sharing a Saturday night dinner.

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Bergy May 16, 2010

Fantastic! I made it with the cilantro lime rice (Cilantro Lime Rice). Freezes well for future homemade fast food burritos!

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forthworthcookie February 09, 2009

Hubby enjoyed these very much. I was feeling under the weather when i made these for the family, so I didn't eat that night. They were gone by morning, so I will plan on making again.

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mommyoffour December 09, 2008

These are pretty darn good, cheap to make (which is something I welcome in light of the ridiculously high food prices as of late), nutritious, and easy to make too. I actually think that I prefer these to Refried Bean recipes made with pinto beans. There are also so many variations to this recipe - try adding orange juice in place of 1/2 of the added water...or a little lime juice........a few spoonfuls of peach salsa.....or some adobo seasoning...or green salsa and sour cream....the list goes on and on! I will be making these again for sure.

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Shannon Cooks August 29, 2008
Light Refried Black Beans