Macro Friendly Protein Refried Beans

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Macro Friendly Protein Refried Beans

I love easy, vegetarian options for quicker dinners. Refried beans are so easy to make at home, are a great alternative to meat in a taco and don't break the bank. Since I've started counting macros, I have been coming up with creative (and delicious!) ways to add protein to meals that otherwise wouldn't have very much. These refried beans when paired with a low carb, high protein tortilla and a little low fat cheese turns out to be a filling and great meal.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes


  • 15 oz black beans
  • 1/2 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen


  • Open can of black beans and drain about half of the liquid. Place remaining beans into a microwave safe bowl. Stir in butter, taco seasoning and salt and pepper (if desired).
  • Microwave 1-2 minutes until hot. Mash beans until they appear thick and creamy. Stir in vital proteins. Divide into four even portions and serve.


The more accurate macros for 1 serving (1/4th of the recipe, approximately 1/2 cup of beans) are as follows: 146 calories, 2.3g F/20.3g C/11.1g P.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beans

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