SafeSpace Healthy Refried Beans.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 17, 2020

These healthy refried beans are quick to make and absolutely delicious. Beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, great for your health.

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • 40 mins

    40 mins

  • Yields: 4-6 servings


6 cups of cooked pinto beans (1 pound of dried beans = 2 cups of dried beans = 6 cups of cooked beans)

Half an onion

2 tablespoons extra virgin oil

1 onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons picked jalapeno pepper, finely diced

1 tablespoon chili powder

Himalayan sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Splash of love


Cover beans with fresh water just above beans, add onion. Bring beans to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes 30 Minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove onion and drain the beans, keeping 1/2 cup of the 'bean broth'.

Fry the diced onion in a large skillet in olive oil until it’s golden, add minced garlic and jalapeno peppers and cook for another minute.

Add chili powder, heat through. Add the drained cooked beans to the skillet, adding 1/4 cup of the bean broth.

Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding more bean broth for desired moisture. Keep mixing the mashed beans until the texture is a chunky paste. Add seasoning to taste. Top with grated cheese if you like. Enjoy!