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How to Make Black Bean Refried Beans

You can make refried black beans using a can of beans, which is definitely the easiest way, or you can use dried beans. The dried beans would have to be cooked first, so if that's what you have on hand, be sure to cook them thoroughly before following this recipe.
Now I'll show you a recipe for how to make refried black beans from can that are sure to be a winner next time you serve up some Mexican food.


  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp of ground cumin
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • A handful of queso fresco cheese for garnish


  • Sauté green onion and garlic in the frying pan with a little butter or oil. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes until the onion starts to brown.
  • Once the onions have browned, add in the cumin and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the refried beans and add them and two quarts of water to your frying pan. Lower the heat and cover partially. Allow the beans to simmer for about 2 hours.
  • Once the beans have simmered for two hours, add in cilantro and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Add in the chili powder and mix thoroughly. Then, mash down the beans and drain out the excess liquid. You can use a potato masher to mash up the beans while they are still in the pan. Cook for an additional 3 or 4 minutes. If they are too watery, you can allow them to cook a little longer. If they look too dry, you can just add some more water. If you add water, you may want to add more seasoning to taste.
  • Serve your refried beans with cheese on top.