delicious refried black beans. Perfect as a side or even as breakfast with warmed corn tortillas.

Refried Black Beans

These yummy refried black beans make an excellent side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine latin american
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 401 kcal
Author carissa


  • 2 cups of dried black beans rinsed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 7 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp of bacon grease
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup of bean broth
  • salt to taste


  1. In a large pot bring beans, bay leaves, garlic and water to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for about 3 hours or until beans are tender.
  3. In a another pot over medium heat melt 2 tbsp of bacon grease.
  4. Once grease is hot add the onion and saute for 2 min.
  5. Transfer all the beans to the pot with the onion using a slotted spoon.
  6. Add about 1/2 cup f bean broth to the pot and start mashing the beans with the back of a spatula or a potato masher.
  7. Season with salt.
  8. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook for about 5-7 min stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve and refrigerate leftovers once cool.
Nutrition Facts
Refried Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 1458mg42%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.