Refried Black Beans Recipe

  • 4 cups dry black beans
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped green chiles
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • salt to taste
  1. Place black beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain.
  2. Place beans in a pot and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer beans until very tender, about 1 hour.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add black beans, green chiles, chili powder, and cumin; cook and stir until flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
  4. Blend black bean mixture in a food processor until smooth. Add tomato paste, chicken broth, vinegar, and salt; blend until desired consistency is reached. Return beans to pot and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes more.