refried beans

10-Minute Garlicky Refried Beans

Quick, easy, super nutritious, and insanely delicious, you might just nix the tacos and eat these refried beans all on their own!

Course Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, vegan
Keyword beans, black beans, chili, creamy, cumin, dip, easy, garlic, garlicky, Mexican, nachos, protein, quesadillas, quick, refried, spicy, spread, tacos, thick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 18 ounces
Calories 87 kcal


  • 800 ml canned black beans
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 tbsp grape seed oil
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder more or less for spice preference
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼-1/2 cup water less for thick beans, more for thinner


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, mince the garlic and rinse the black beans well in a colander.
  3. Once hot, add 4 tbsp of grape seed oil to the pan along with the black beans.

  4. Stir to coat and allow to cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  6. Add the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and remaining 2 tbsp of grape seed oil, and stir well.

  7. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, or until the beans start to break down.
  8. Scoop the entire contents of the pan into a small high-speed blender such as a Nutri-bullet or Ninja.

  9. Add ¼-1/2 cup water, then blend until smooth and creamy.
  10. Serve right away with tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and more.

  11. Store leftovers in a sealed glass or stainless container in the fridge.

  12. When reheating leftover beans, add a few more tablespoons of water to thin out the mixture.

Recipe Notes

As always, nutritional information is a rough estimate. For a full explanation of nutritional analysis, please read our Disclaimer.

Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Garlicky Refried Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 ounce)
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.