Easy Refried Black Beans

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Make your own homemade refried black beans with only 5 ingredients. Dairy free & vegan, they make a perfect Mexican side dish! #refriedbeans #blackbeans


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 24 tablespoons diced green chilies
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, partly drained*
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil to medium-high and add garlic and diced green chilies. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add beans, cumin and salt & pepper. As the beans cook, mash beans with a potato masher to desired consistency and stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. Remove from heat when beans have thickened and excess liquid has evaporated.
  4. Top with fresh cilantro before serving (optional).


Do not completely drain the black beans.


Keywords: black beans, sides, healthy, easy, vegan, dairy free