Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Refried Beans

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  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 cups
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1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 small onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

2 cups black beans, (see recipe below)

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste


1/2 cup grated Jack cheese


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a medium ovenproof skillet and saute onion and garlic until translucent. Add beans with cooking liquid and mash with a fork or potato masher, or process in food processor. Stir in chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper. Season with salt. Top with cheese and place under the broiler for about 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.