A staple dinner at my house is Tacos with Mexican Rice (boxed) and Refried Beans (canned). The refried beans always come out of the can in the complete shape of the can and don’t look appetizing at all. One day I was working on dinner and realized that I didn’t have any refried beans, but I did have a can of black beans. I decided to try making homemade refried black beans.
I had no idea that refried beans were so easy to make! Only 2 ingredients, a few seasonings and a little elbow grease and I had homemade refried beans in about 10 minutes.
Homemade Refried Black Beans Recipe
1 can of black beans
About 3 T olive oil
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
Drain your can of black beans and place them in a large ziploc bag. This is my favorite way to crush anything for a recipe, because it is so easy and clean up is nonexistent. Use a heavy can or meat pounder to smash the beans.
Once the beans are smashed, transfer them to a medium sized bowl. I used a fork to mix them up some more. Add your olive oil in a tablespoon at a time until you get to a consistency you like. It was about 3 Tablespoons for me. Then add your seasonings to taste – salt, pepper and a generous amount of garlic powder.
Then just heat and serve. Serve them as a side dish with tacos, as your base in some Mexican Pizzas or even as a dip with tortilla chips.
I liked that my refried beans have bits of the skin of the beans – it made them more rustic and “homemade” than the smooth canned variety.
I used this recipe when I made my Weeknight Dinner Mexican Pizza, and it really elevated them to another level.
- 1 can black beans
- 3 T olive oil
- garlic salt
- Drain your can of black beans and place them in a large ziploc bag.
- Use a heavy can or meat pounder to smash the beans.
- Once the beans are smashed, transfer them to a medium sized bowl.
- Add the olive oil in a tablespoon at a time until you get to a consistency you like.
- Add the seasonings to taste - salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Heat and serve.
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