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Luscious Turkey Bacon Refried Beans Recipe

Luscious Turkey Bacon Refried Beans

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place turkey bacon, onion, garlic, and jalapeno in a saucepan over medium heat, and cook until the onions are transparent. Turn the heat to low and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the onions have caramelized to a deep brown, about 1 hour.
  2. Pour in the beans, and mash roughly with a potato masher. Pour in 1 cup of chicken stock and bring to a simmer; simmer about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, adding more chicken stock as needed to achieve desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in cilantro just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 04, 2012

I used organic black beans and organic chicken broth in this recipe. I didn't need to wait an hour for my onions to caramelize, mine were good to go in about 20 minutes. I always drain and rinse my beans--because I do this, I knew to add just a little more chicken broth. This is one of the BEST refried beans we've ever had. After tasting it, I regretted right away not making double. Luscious is right.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2012

From the rave reviews, I somehow thought the turkey bacon was going to be okay in this. It tasted like I had added chunks of bologne to my beans. Yuck. I'll be looking for a different recipe.


25 Ratings

Oct 27, 2006

This is one awesome recipe! There are only a couple of things I changed here; first, I cooked the bacon and onions in a little bit of olive oil with a pinch of sugar, and put in about triple the garlic. Also, I didn't add the cilantro at the end, because it tasted perfect without it. And it only took me about an hour from start to finish. This is a recipe I'll be making often. Thanks!

Jan 25, 2007

I needed to use up some bacon I had around so I used regular bacon instead of turkey bacon, but the recipe was DELICIOUS! The flavors in the beans were great. I made it as a side dish for enchiladas and spanish rice and it was a perfect complement.

Aug 17, 2006

It was delicious and went very well w the salmon I made from here. Both I and my friend enjoyed the flavor immensely and its low fat....

Mar 10, 2010

Absolutely delicious! I used regular bacon, just because hubby likes it better. After trying this, I don't think I'll ever buy canned refried beans again!

Jan 13, 2012

These beans were good - but..... I was skeptical about the bacon in refried beans. I should have followed my instincts. Maybe I shouldn't have followed a few reviewers advice and added in the cooked bacon at the end of cooking.It added a very strange texture that did not go well with refried beans. I tasted it before I put the bacon in and loved it - would have given it 5+ stars. It was similar to the beans you can get in many authentic mexican restaraunts. It also took considerably longer to cook than stated. Once adding in the chicken stock it took a little over 2 hours. So that was 3 hours total for a side dish. However, the time issues didn't bother me as much as adding in the bacon ruined the dish. Perhaps putting the bacon in at the beginning of the cooking process would have changed the end result. But bacon in this dish is not needed. The cilantro is a must. I have made this dish several more times with out the bacon - 5 stars for sure. I always double the recipe and use the leftovers later in other dishes.

Aug 13, 2008

Wonderful taste! I rinsed the beans first and omitted the salt. Even with doing this I found it tasted fine. I also added a bit of cumin. I will make this many, many more times I am sure!


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 8.5 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 1264 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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