Now, my mom is biased, but she says that these were the best re-fried beans she's ever had. I love coming to see her because my cooking is always appreciated.
3 cups black beans
3-4T Olive Oil
2-3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
cumin, to taste(I usually use about 1/2t)
salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until mushy and just starting to turn golden. Lower heat and add beans. Stand there with a spoon and mash while they cook. After they start to thicken add cumin and a little salt. Once they're very thick taste and add more salt if needed.
These are time consuming but very tasty!