Unfried Refried Beans
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Unfried Refried Beans

Whip up a quick batch of “refried beans” with this simple recipe.
This recipe comes from Ángela, our Spanish Social Media and Program Coordinator.


  • 3 cups cooked cannellini beans, drained and rinsed or 2 15.5 oz BPA-free cans or Tetra Paks
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic power
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch black pepper


  • In a skillet, cook the onion with a splash of water for 7 minutes or until soft. You can keep adding water to stop the onion from burning or sticking to the pan.
  • Rinse the beans and transfer into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Use a potato masher or a fork to mash the beans until they become a paste.
  • Add spices and mix well. Then add the onion and mix again. 


These beans are great for our Easy Veggie Tacos.

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  1. Angela, off topic, I want to buy Black beans, Really jet black. All canned black beans I can find are dark brown and smaller. What is way of obtaining/cooking the really blck beans and are they a healthy substitute for other bean types.?

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