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RECIPE | Emily’s Healthy Refried Black Beans with Green Chiles

Is there anyone out there that can’t finish this phrase…

Beans, Beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you _______.

Yeah, it’s ok. I’m sure you’re telling yourself right now that this “song” is now going to be stuck in your head all freaking day. You’re welcome 🙂

Once you taste these black beans, they will also be stuck in your mind because THEY. ARE. SO. DELICIOUS.

Luckily my friend Emily inspired me to make BETTER black beans by cooking them with all the yummy ingredients and on the stove top so they are a little refried. I used to dump them in a container and microwave them with some garlic salt… BORING CITY.

RECIPE | Healthy Refried Trader Joe's Black Beans with Green Chiles

Made from just a few ingredients, this is a great side dish that you will be able to whip up in no time and more than likely, you’ll always have the ingredients on hand!

I’m always making this as a side dish to bring to parties or to pair with some of my other go-to Tex Mex recipes like my Best Damn Spanish (cauliflower) Rice or my Tex-Mex Turkey Stuffed Peppers!

Hope you all enjoy this dish as much as my friends and family do! Oh, and last thing, I usually get all my ingredients for this recipe from Trader Joe’s because the Trader Joe’s Chile Lime seasoning is KEY to the flavoring!

Yields15 Servings

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 4 Cans of Black Beans
 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
 1 cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper
 1 cup Chopped White Onion
 3 tbsp EVOO
 ¼ cup Chopped Cilantro
 2 Whole Limes, Juiced
 4 oz Can of Green Chiles
 1 tbsp Trader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning
 ½ tbsp Garlic Salt

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

In a skillet (you’ll need a deeper one, or one you use for sauces) over medium heat, add in your olive oil and garlic and onion. Stir and allow to cook until the onion is translucent. This should take 3 - 4 minutes.

2

Next, you will add in the bell pepper and green chiles and the lime juice to your skillet. Cook together for about 5 minutes or until the bell pepper starts to soften to al dente.
Pro Tip: I toss in a couple of the whole lime wedges after I squeeze them in because I think it gives it more flavor. But usually just the wedges from 1 of the limes. I don't want to be fishing out a ton of lime wedges. C

Recipe | Healthy Refried Black Beans with Green Chiles | CookItHealthier.com

3

Now you’re ready to add in your black beans and cilantro and seasonings. Stir everything together until mixed and then allow to just sit until simmering for about 5 minutes. Then turn up the heat a bit higher than medium. I do this to “refry” the beans a little. I want them to get mushy and for some of them to break apart as they cook on the high heat. Not all of them get that way, which is the best part! I would say this maybe takes about 10-ish minutes to do and will require you to stir them up off the bottom of the pan every minute or so.
*If you have a gas stove, really keep an eye on them as you probably have a much hotter cooking temp than my electric stove. Don't want ya to burn your beans!

Recipe | Healthy Refried Black Beans with Green Chiles | CookItHealthier.com

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 Cup

Servings 15


Amount Per Serving
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.7g5%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 21.5g8%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 2.9g
Protein 6.9g14%

Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 33.8%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 10.5%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

xoxo Ashley

 

Ingredients

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 4 Cans of Black Beans
 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
 1 cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper
 1 cup Chopped White Onion
 3 tbsp EVOO
 ¼ cup Chopped Cilantro
 2 Whole Limes, Juiced
 4 oz Can of Green Chiles
 1 tbsp Trader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning
 ½ tbsp Garlic Salt

Directions

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

In a skillet (you’ll need a deeper one, or one you use for sauces) over medium heat, add in your olive oil and garlic and onion. Stir and allow to cook until the onion is translucent. This should take 3 - 4 minutes.

2

Next, you will add in the bell pepper and green chiles and the lime juice to your skillet. Cook together for about 5 minutes or until the bell pepper starts to soften to al dente.
Pro Tip: I toss in a couple of the whole lime wedges after I squeeze them in because I think it gives it more flavor. But usually just the wedges from 1 of the limes. I don't want to be fishing out a ton of lime wedges. C

Recipe | Healthy Refried Black Beans with Green Chiles | CookItHealthier.com

3

Now you’re ready to add in your black beans and cilantro and seasonings. Stir everything together until mixed and then allow to just sit until simmering for about 5 minutes. Then turn up the heat a bit higher than medium. I do this to “refry” the beans a little. I want them to get mushy and for some of them to break apart as they cook on the high heat. Not all of them get that way, which is the best part! I would say this maybe takes about 10-ish minutes to do and will require you to stir them up off the bottom of the pan every minute or so.
*If you have a gas stove, really keep an eye on them as you probably have a much hotter cooking temp than my electric stove. Don't want ya to burn your beans!

Recipe | Healthy Refried Black Beans with Green Chiles | CookItHealthier.com

Recipe | Healthy Refried Black Beans with Green Chiles

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