Homemade Refried Beans Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published May 26, 2020
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Try this hearty Mexican staple with homemade tacos or burritos. It’s healthy and protein-rich that you can even top it on some classic Tex-Mex dishes. Once you have a go at our refried beans recipe, you might have it more frequently than expected.

How To Make Homemade Refried Beans

  • 15.5 ounces pinto beans (or 1 can, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tbsp. bacon fat ( or vegetable oil)
  • ¾ cup onions (finely chopped )
  • 2 large garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ cup water
  • salt
  • pepper ( to taste)
  1. Heat the bacon fat or oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and sauté until softened and lightly browned.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin and chili powder and cook 1-2 more minutes.
  4. Add drained beans and the water.
  5. Cover and reduce heat to medium.
  6. Simmer until beans are very tender and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. If they become too thick or dry, add more water.
  8. Mash the beans with a fork, wooden spoon or a potato masher, until they are mashed but still chunky.
  9. You can vary this by adding cayenne pepper, fresh hot minced peppers, cheese or salsa.

How To Make Homemade Refried Beans

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Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 15.5 ounces pinto beans , or 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp. bacon fat, or vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ cup water
  • salt
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the bacon fat or oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and sauté until softened and lightly browned.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin and chili powder and cook 1-2 more minutes.
  4. Add drained beans and the water.
  5. Cover and reduce heat to medium.
  6. Simmer until beans are very tender and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. If they become too thick or dry, add more water.
  8. Mash the beans with a fork, wooden spoon or a potato masher, until they are mashed but still chunky.
  9. You can vary this by adding cayenne pepper, fresh hot minced peppers, cheese or salsa.
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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 42mg
  • Calories: 160kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 364mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 17mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 122IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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