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This Refried Black Beans recipe is a flavorful and easy vegan recipe with pantry staple dried beans, no soaking required. These bold and flavorful beans can be made on the stove top or Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker – recipes for both below!
 
These refried beans make a great side dish with rice, or you can add them as a filler to tacos or burrito bowls.  You can use canned or dried beans for this recipe – they come out perfect every time.
 
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We are all about easy flavorful recipes on our homestead- and these black refried beans are a fantastic way to get some major flavor onto your plate. I added a big scoop of these to our burrito bowls this week, loaded with my favorite homemade guacamole and yellow rice.
 
I have recipes for both stove top or pressure cooker beans below. I use my Instant Pot weekly for meal prepping and cooking ahead, but the Instant Pot really shines for beans!  I can have a delicious pot of beans ready in under an hour, no soaking required.
 

These Black Refried Beans are:

  • Earthy
  • Spicy (but can be less spicy if desired)
  • Warming
  • Filling
  • High Protein
  • Vegan & Gluten Free
  • High in Plant Based Protein
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What’s In These Refried Beans with Black Beans?

  • Onion, Jalapeno, Cilantro 
  • Black Beans: Use no salt added or low sodium beans for better flavor and control of the salt in this dish.  I only use low or no sodium beans in my recipes.  You can always add salt in, but it’s impossible to take out.
  • Adobo Seasoning: a really fantastic blend of salt, pepper, garlic, and spice! I like to get one that doesn’t have a lot of salt it in, so I can control the amount of salt going into the dish.
  • Chili Powder: for a really nice flavor in this dip – the chili powder isn’t spicy but will give you a rich and bright flavor.
  • Paprika – for a hint of spice and great flavor!
  • Bay Leaves
  • Red Chili Pepper Flakes: for a little heat! I like to add a few shakes to this recipe to give this dish a nice complex depth of flavor.
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One of the BEST Pantry Beans Recipes

This easy black refried beans recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

How Do I Make These Vegetarian Black Refried Beans?

You can make these beans using canned black beans on the stove top, or dried black beans in the Instant Pot/pressure cooker. 

Stove Top Directions

  1. In a large pot, add the Olive oil and onions and cook over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2.  Add the canned beans and the rest of the ingredients, and stir well to combine. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  3.  Using an immersion blender or a potato masher, blend the rest of the beans until they are a creamy consistency.  Garnish with extra cilantro and chili flakes and enjoy.

Instant Pot Directions

  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode, add Olive oil and onions and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and set to Manual/Pressure Cook mode for 45 minutes.
  • Allow the beans to naturally release for 20 minutes or so. Then release any remaining pressure. Using an immersion blender or a potato masher, blend the rest of the beans until they are a creamy consistency.  Garnish with extra cilantro and chili flakes and enjoy.
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Canned Beans Versus Homemade

While I love the convenience of canned beans, I usually cook dry beans from scratch in my pressure cooker – the texture is better and it’s more affordable.  I use a larger 7.5-Quart Instant Pot which is larger than the standard model so I can batch cook more at a time. 

If you don’t already have one, the Instant Pot works wonders for cooking dried beans fast, no soaking required! While canned beans are super convenient, they are often loaded with sodium.  If you buy canned beans, I always recommend using a no salt added variety so you can control the amount of salt in your dish. 

Next time you reach for the canned beans, think about investing in a pressure cooker instead! Homemade beans are incredibly cost efficient, and you can add seasonings and spices to the beans while they cook for extra flavor.

More Healthy Instant Pot Bean Recipes You’ll Love!

Instant Pot Chili Beans Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Pressure Cooker Oil Free Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Instant Pot Oil Free Lentil Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Instant Pot Vegetarian Cowboy Beans Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegetarian Instant Pot Succotash Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Black Refried Beans

This Refried Black Beans recipe is a flavorful and easy vegan recipe with pantry staple dried beans, no soaking required. These bold and flavorful beans can be made on the stove top or Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker – recipes for both below!
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Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 220 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb dried black beans about 2 1/4 cups dried beans (or 2 14-ounces of canned beans)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Toppings I used red onion, chili flakes, cilantro, and extra lime juice

Instructions
 

Stove Top Directions

  • In a large pot, add the Olive oil and onions and cook over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the canned beans and the rest of the ingredients, and stir well to combine. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Using an immersion blender or a potato masher, blend the rest of the beans until they are a creamy consistency.  Garnish with extra cilantro and chili flakes and enjoy.

Pressure Cooker Directions

  • Set the Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot to sauté mode, add Olive oil and onions and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and set to Manual/Pressure Cook mode for 45 minutes.
  • Allow the beans to naturally release for 20 minutes or so. Then release any remaining pressure. Using an immersion blender or a potato masher, blend the rest of the beans until they are a creamy consistency.  Garnish with extra cilantro and chili flakes and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 13gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 451mgPotassium: 881mgFiber: 9gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 91IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 3mg
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