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Frijoles recipe

Frijoles recipe

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Load up your tortilla chips with this rich, Mexican black bean paste or 'frijoles', which are packed with chilli and garlic and topped with tangy feta and sour cream. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 133 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • knob of butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 x 400g tins black beans in salt water, drained and rinsed
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp soured cream
  • 60g feta cheese, crumbled
  • chopped parsley
  • chopped red chilli
If you don't have these beans, you can use any tinned bean in water

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    4g 18%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    1g 16%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8.9g Protein 5.6g Fibre 4.9g


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a sauté pan and soften the onion, garlic and chilli flakes for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the black beans and pour in the stock. Cook gently for 10-12 minutes, until the stock has reduced and the beans are soft.
  3. Remove from the heat and mash until smooth. Fold through the soured cream and some seasoning. Top with the crumbled feta, herbs and chilli. Serve immediately.

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