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Low Carb Refried Beans

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Updated May 14, 2008

This version of the Mexican classic is made with black soy beans. About black soy beans, and where to find them

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1-2 strips of bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 can black soy beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt or seasoning salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 T cream or milk


1) Fry bacon pieces until crispy.

2) Carefully add beans (it may splatter).

3) Stir, and mash beans. I use a potato masher, or sometimes a stick blender. You could put them in blender.

4) Add seasonings and adjust to taste. Heat until bubbling.

5) Add cream or milk, and serve.

Each of 4 servings has 4.5 grams effective carbohydrate plus almost 6 grams of fiber.
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 5 out of 5
Simple Yet Good Substitute, Member ohevshalomel

These beans aren't exactly like regular refried beans, but they're close enough for me. The only changes I might make to the recipe would be to use chopped garlic instead of garlic powder (but that's just me--I love garlic) and to puree the beans prior to cooking; otherwise, you'll have to cook them awhile to get the liquid out, and the texture won't be as nice. These were enjoyed by low-carb eater and non-low-carb eater alike, though! I'll certainly make these again.

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