Refried beans

Refried beans

Much easier than you'd think these would be and a world apart from the canned muck you buy to go with Mexican style food. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, they also provide you with a great source of protein.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbs olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cans black beans, liquid reserved organic
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh coriander
  • salt and pepper


  • Put the beans (liquid reserved) into a food processor and blend. Add a little reserved liquid until you have a smooth paste.
  • In a large frying pan, fry the onion in the olive oil over a medium heat until translucent.
  • Add the bay leaves, garlic and salt and pepper and stir.
  • Pour the bean paste in, add the chopped coriander and stir well to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes adding more reserved liquid if it becomes dry.

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