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Simple, Epic Refried Beans

This recipe is for refried beans using canned whole beans. (If you are using homemade beans all you need to do is saute off the crushed beans in some onion and oil.)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 (2 cups)
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please


  • 1 can whole beans (black or pinto)
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (I used chipotle powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup stock (chicken or veggie, water is OK)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Rinse and drain the beans
  • Add to a blender (or food processor) along with the 1/4 onion, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, and 1/2 cup stock
  • Pulse blend into a rough puree
  • Heat up a dollop of oil in a skillet
  • Add the bean puree and cook on medium-low heat for 7-10 minutes, or until the beans have reduced to the desired consistency
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and taste. Add more salt if necessary
  • Serve immediately


Calories: 95kcal