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Vegan refried beans in a bowl

Vegan Refried Beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Beans, Grain-free, Low-fat, Sugar-free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 114kcal
Author Lauren Goslin


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 red or yellow onion (about 1/2 cup), chopped fine
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans (with juice)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan.
  • Saute the onion for about three minutes.
  • Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin, and continue to cook the mix for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the beans along with their juices and salt.
  • Cook the beans for about five minutes until softened.
  • Using the back of a spoon, smash the beans against the side of the pan until your desired consistency is reached. Alternatively, you can use a potato masher or even a food processor for this.
  • Serve as desired.


WW Points: 3


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.8g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 6.3g | Sugar: 1.5g