Refried Black Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 8 hr
  • Cook: 2 hr
  • Yield: 12 servings
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1 pound dried black beans, soaked overnight in cold water

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 large onion, diced

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Drain the soaked beans and add to a pot. Cover with 2 inches cold water and add the garlic, onions, cumin, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Leave to a simmer until the beans are tender and the liquid has turned into a thick sauce, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet and pour in the beans. Mash the beans (leave some texture) and cook over a medium heat, 3 or 4 minutes.