Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a lovely filling for tacos, goes well on tostadas, or just is nice on the plate with some vegetables and rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Open and drain the can of beans.
  2. In a pan, saute onions in the oil.
  3. When the onions are done, add cumin and cook until you can smell it roasting.
  4. Put onions, water, and beans in a blender or magic bullet. Give it a good whirl until there are no whole beans left.
  5. Return beans mixture to the pan and heat.
  6. Add salt to taste and more water if necessary.
  7. When hot, remove from heat and garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Most Helpful

I found the flavour a bit lacking and added more (double) cumin as well as a tsp of garlic. Surprisingly easy to make your own refried beans, which is a bonus. Made for ZWT - Zingo.

Deantini September 03, 2012

Easy to make refried beans. I used them in a Mexican layered dip with good results. I like that this takes a random can of black beans from the pantry & turns it into a flavorful dish. I did drain & rinse the beans. Thank you for sharing the recipe! :-)

Susie D August 30, 2012

how easy is this made for zingo world tour 8

Dienia B. August 27, 2012