Brazil nut refried beans

Add crushed Brazil nuts to refried beans to give them a lovely buttery richness. Serve in our Brazil nut burritos or as a tasty side dish for a Mexican feast

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 123
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 9g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 4 Brazil nuts
  • 400g can kidney beans
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 limes, juiced


  1. Crush the Brazil nuts, with a pestle and mortar or in a mini food processor, to a coarse paste. Tip into a saucepan, then add the kidney beans, including the liquid from the can. Fill the can halfway with water and add that too. Stir well, then add the rest of the ingredients except for the lime juice.

  2. Heat gently for 15 mins, then mash the beans with a potato masher until they have a loose porridge-like consistency. Keep cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is still soft, but not runny, then add the lime juice and seasoning to taste. Try using the beans in our Brazil nut burritos.

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