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paleo refried beans

Paleo Refried Beans (No beans)

I recreated a paleo refried beans recipe using eggplant instead of pinto beans. Most recipes call for zucchini, but zucchini and I don’t get along. Plus I had an eggplant in my fridge.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, side
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 111 kcal


  • 1 small eggplant diced into cubes (about 2.5 cups)
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced (remove the seeds for less spice)
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup bone broth you may need a bit more


  • Melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and stir for about a minute. Add the tomato. Once softened, add the cubed eggplant.
  • It will take a while to cook the eggplant and it may start to become dry because eggplant absorbs the liquid. So add the bone broth.When it's cooked, add the garlic, jalapeño, and spices.Puree.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 395IUVitamin C: 11.1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword easy refried beans, healthy refried beans, homemade refried beans
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