Honey Jalapeño "Refried" Beans

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This is a recipe that I make all the time. My boyfriend and I go through a ridiculous amount of black beans, it's a good alternative protein source. I serve them on brown rice with some roasted vegetables, in a taco, tossed under a salad, or hell, straight out of the pot. The longer you let the beans cook the more they develope  a texture that mimicks refried beans.



  • 3 cans of black beans

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 jalapeno, minced

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • Juice of one lime

  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat

  2. Once hot add the onion and a touch of salt

  3. Let the onion sweat

  4. Add the garlic and jalapeno

  5. Cook until aromatic and everything is soft

  6. Add the honey

  7. Add black beans

  8. Add the rest of the salt, pepper and lime juice

  9. Put lid on pot and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally

  10. Beans should almost become the texture of refried beans, if this isn’t happening just add a little more olive oil and let them sit a bit longer

  11. Once soft and a mashed consistency add the cilantro

  12. Add salt, pepper, and lime to taste