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Refried Black Beans

Outrageously smokey and delicious homemade refried black beans.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 229kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic, about 6 cloves
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Rinse beans in a colander and get rid of any broken beans and debris. Set aside.
  • Place a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook bacon for about 10 minutes.
  • Lower heat to medium and add onion, celery, jalapenos, and garlic. Cook until onion softens, about 3 minutes.
  • Add beans, chicken broth, and salt. Bring to a boil. Decrease heat and simmer uncovered until most of the broth has been absorbed and beans are tender, about 2 1/2 hours.
  • Working in batches if necessary, place mixture in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Pour the vegetable oil into the same Dutch oven. No need to wash it. Heat over medium-high and add bean mixture. Cook until beans are hot, stirring frequently.


Calories: 229kcal