Recipe courtesy of Michelle Beckles

Refried Black Beans

  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
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2 32-ounce cans of black beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups water

1 1/2 tablespoons each unsalted butter and oil

3 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil

1 large onion, diced

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon cumin


  1. Puree 2 cans of black beans with 2 cups water in food processor. Heat the lard or other fat in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute the onions with the salt and cumin until golden, about 10 minutes. Add the beans and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the liquid evaporates and the beans form a creamy mass that pulls away from the bottom and sides of the pan, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

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