Refried Beans Recipe

Given to me by a friend while we lived in California. Very good recipe. Great with tacos, burritos, or my Chili Rellenos Recipe. Hope your family will enjoy these as much as my family does.

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How To Make Refried Beans

This recipe is easy to make with only a few ingredients needed and you can serve it as a side dish for any of your meals, or you can also make it as a dip for your chips.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins


  • 1 lb dry pinto beans
  • ½ cup bacon grease
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • salt , to taste


  1. Sort beans, removing rocks.

  2. Rinse thoroughly.

  3. Put in a large cooking pot and cover with water.

  4. Bring to a boil.

  5. Lower heat; cover.

  6. Simmer until done for approximately 3 hours, adding water as needed.

  7. Beans should be covered with water at all times.

  8. When done, drain all liquid except for ½ cup.

  9. Transfer beans to skillet and mash.

  10. Add bacon grease, cheese, and liquid.

  11. Heat thoroughly.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 158mg
  • Calories: 480kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Fat: 34g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 506mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 121mg
  • Vitamin A: 109IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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