These low carb refried beans are made with canned black soy beans. Use as a low carb substitute for refried beans in all your favorite recipes.
When I found out my regular grocery store carries Eden black soy beans in the Natural Foods section, I grabbed a bunch to try out some recipes. For my first experiment, I wanted to see how they taste mashed and fried.
I came up with a low carb refried black beans that could be used in various Mexican dishes. I found a recipe at Low Carb Luxury for Refried Black Soy Beans.
Of course, I had to modify the original low carb refried beans recipe a little. I did like the addition of bacon because it gave a really nice flavor to the soy beans. In fact, I think I’ll add more bacon next time.
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I simplified the original recipe because I like to make my cooking as easy as possible. There were a lot more steps in Lora’s recipe.
You’ll love how easy it is to make these low carb refried beans. Other than cooking the bacon, the ingredients can all be processed together before frying in the skillet.
I bet this mix would be perfect served on low carb nachos made with cheese crisps. I’m dreaming up a low carb Mexican night full of ideas.
There are some who refrain from eating any soy. However, my Asian relatives don’t seem to be affected by it. And, I’m sure it’s okay in moderation.
Plus, black soy beans are the only low carb beans I have found. You can use them in place of any high carb bean in your recipes. They are very popular for low carb chili.
These low carb refried beans would also taste great with cheese rolled into a carb conscious tortilla to make a burrito. They could be served plain or topped with cheese.
They can also be used to make a layered tortilla chip dip. In fact, I have made a low carb Layered Mexican Dip. I know you will enjoy this if you are a fan of Mexican food.
So, go ahead and give black soy bean a try. And, be sure to add additional bacon. Personally, I think more is always better when it comes to bacon.
Do you have a favorite Mexican dish? Changes are, it can probably be turned into a healthier low carb version.
Low Carb Refried Beans Recipe
Low Carb Refried Black Soy Beans
- 2 15- oz cans Eden black soy beans
- 6 slices bacon cut into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut or almond milk
In a large skillet, cook bacon until just done, not crispy. Leave in skillet and set aside.
Drain 2 cans of black soy beans. Put into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blend. Add bean mixture to bacon and cook until warmed throughout.
More bacon always adds more flavor
2g net carbs per serving