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 NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"There is no such thing as guilt-free eating." -Dan Barber, Chef

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This is a riff on traditional refried beans with great Southern flavors of smoky paprika, sage, and hot sauce. Most refried beans contain a lot of lard even though it's not really necessary. Slow cooking the beans breaks down the great quality carbohydrates in the legumes and helps create the great creamy texture that you crave in refried beans without all the fat. These make a great side dish with a simple roasted chicken breast or Sage Mustard Pork Tenderloin.



Refried Black Eyed Peas

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes good leftovers.

2 tsp olive oil
1 large onion (minced)
2 15 ounce can no salt added black eyed peas (drained and rinsed)
1 Tbsp hot sauce
4 cups water
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried sage
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Refried Black Eyed Peas recipe by Dr. Gourmet
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, hot sauce, water, paprika, salt, sage, and pepper. Stir well.

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

As the beans cook, add additional water 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.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 225 Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 6%
    Saturated Fat <1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 335mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 7% Iron 18%
Vitamin K 10 mcg Potassium 670 mg
Magnesium 78 mg