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Easy homemade refried beans

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Miscellaneous
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 x 400g tins black beans 240g each when drained, drained but not rinsed
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh coriander to serve


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan, and add the onion and garlic. Cook over a medium-low heat for 5 minutes, until soft and translucent but not coloured.
  • Add the spices, and cook for a further 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the drained tins of black beans, and turn the heat up to medium-high. Cook for around 5 more minutes, stirring regularly, until the beans are very soft (if the mixture looks too dry, just add a splash of water). Coarsely mash the beans with a potato masher or the back of a fork.
  • Season to taste, and serve garnished with fresh coriander.