Refried Black Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 325.4
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.5 mg
  • Sodium: 786.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 17.0 g
  • Protein: 18.9 g

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They hit my nacho craving :) They hit my nacho craving :)
Number of Servings: 4


    1 T canola
    2 large onions, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 jalapeno, minced
    1 splash lemon juice
    4 cups (2 cans) black beans
    1/2 cup salsa
    1 t salt (to taste)
    1/3 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
    2 T cilantro, chopped


Brown onions in oil over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeno, cook for a minute. Add rinsed & drained black beans, mash. Add splash of lemon juice, salt, and salsa, combine. Add cheese and let melt. Turn off heat and add cilantro. Taste and re-season if necessary!

Makes: 4 HEARTY dinner servings

Serving suggestions/variations:
- as dip with chips
- rolled in tortillas for yummy burritos
- rolled in egg roll wrappers and pan-fried for chimichangas
- add more veggies- esp bell pepper and carrots!
- add spices- 1/2 t of roasted cumin or coriander
- mix with rice and stuff tomatoes or bell peppers
- serve with yogurt in place of sour cream
- blend yogurt and avocado to make a great tangy 'guacamole' replacement!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOTUS737.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Absolutly wonderful. I LOVED these, I left out the jalepeno (weak stomach) but put some lettuce and tomato on it and wrapped it up in a tortilla. Yumtastic. Hefty portions is right though, wow almost to much for one sitting - 3/19/09

    Reply from LOTUS737 (3/20/09)
    Glad you liked them :)
    I agree it's a lot for one sitting- I tend to spread my meals out a bit, so I usually eat a little and then have the rest later. I like to spray a tortilla with just a little bit of oil and brown it over medium-low heat until it gets almost crunchy, then use it like a chip :)

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these and they were great! I don't think I will ever buy the canned variety ever again. - 2/12/11

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    I tried fresh cooked black beans in order to reduce the sodium content. Mashing was not as complete as if I used canned but the consistency was still good. Delicious! Will make again. - 10/18/10

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    Very good and flavorful. I will definately make this recipe again. - 6/13/09

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    yumm - 3/2/09

    Reply from LOTUS737 (3/20/09)
    glad you enjoyed it :)