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Unfried refried beans in bowl on table.

Unfried Refried Beans

  • Author: Shane Martin
  • Prep Time: 2 mins.
  • Cook Time: 5 mins.
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Unfried Refried Beans! Fat-free, low-sodium, vegan and healthy. These unfried refried beans are perfect as a side dish or making your favorite party bean dip.



  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans. (low-sodium or no salt added)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/4 cup of bean juice


  1. Drain and rinse pinto beans and save 1/4 cup of juice from beans for blending.
  2. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine the ingredients. Scrape down sides if needed, add a little of the saved bean juice and blend. Continue until you get desired consistency.
  3. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to use. You can store in the fridge for up to 5 days.


If you don’t have a food processor use a potato masher to mash the beans then add your spices and combine.

  • Category: Sides
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: beans, low-fat, refried beans, healthy