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The Best Ever Refried Black Beans

  • Author: Jordan Cord
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 as a side 1x


This new take on the traditional Mexican side dish is flavored with authentic spices, mashed to the perfect texture, and has added zing from creamy goat cheese.


  • 2 - 15 oz. cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup white onion (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt (this has been decreased due to reader feedback!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 oz. chèvre goat cheese


  1. Prepare garlic and onion as described above.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil to medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add black beans and seasonings to skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes until heated throughout.
  4. Using the back of a spoon, mash black beans to desired consistency. Stir and continue cooking.
  5. Add vegetable broth. Stir to combine. If the beans are too dry, add more broth to reach your desired consistency.
  6. Add goat cheese. Stir to combine.
  7. Serve hot with fresh cilantro and tortillas. Enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Side
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Calories: 117
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 360 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g

Keywords: black beans, refried beans, vegetarian, gluten free, mexican, beans, side dish