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Jalapeno Refried Black Beans

User Rating 2.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


A zesty, flavorful version of the traditional refried beans. Jalapenos add a mild heat and the cheese adds a subtle creamy flavor. These are a big hit at potlucks and fiestas.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 16 oz. black beans, cooked or canned
  • 1/4 cup lard or bacon drippings
  • 2 pickled jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese or queso blanco


Prepare a large skillet by heating drippings or lard over medium heat. Cook the garlic, onions and jalapenos until slighlty wilted. Sprinkle in the cumin. Add in about 1/2 cup of beans and mash with back of spoon or mashing utensil. If the mixture seems thick, add about a tablespoon of liquid from canned beans or the cooking liquid. Continue to add beans and mash them together, adding liquid as necessary. Top with shredded cheese.
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 4 out of 5
Very good... with some changes, Member LilyCR

Quick & tasty recipe. I excluded the jalapenos and chose to use olive oil for frying. I will definitely do this recipe again!

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