Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. La Costeņa Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce are gluten-free.


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The refrigerator light goes on...

Refried beans aren't really refried. They are essentially simmered until the beans are well cooked and the carbohydrates help create a thick side dish. Often there's a lot of lard or other fat, but it's not really necessary for making a great dish of refried beans.


Refried Black Beans

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes very good leftovers. Reheat gently.

1 tsp olive oil
1 large onion (minced)
2 15 ounce can no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 small chipotle in adobo (minced)
4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes.

Add the black beans, chipotle, water, salt, cumin and pepper. Stir well.

Simmer over medium heat stirring occasionally. Using a fork, spoon or potato masher, mash some of the black beans occasionally as they cook.

As the beans cook, add additional water if needed to keep the beans from getting too dried out. Stir and continue to mash the beans. After about 20 - 25 minutes the refried beans will begin to thicken up. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 196 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 294mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 521 mg
Magnesium 95 mg