Refried Beans

We love mexican food and refried beans are a family favourite. A can of store bought beans are nothing close to homemade and they are ridiculously expensive. Here is my version.

Refried Beans

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 cans pinto beans , drained
  • 2 tomatoes , diced
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 jalapeno , seeded and minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water


  • Cook all ingredients in a saucepan on medium high heat, stirring frequently so that beans do not stick to the bottom.
  • Once onions are cooked (around 10 minutes), remove from heat and using a potato masher, mash the beans, tomatoes and onion.
  • If there is still some water in the mixture and it is not a thick consistency place back on minimum heat and simmer until bean mixture is thick, stirring often.
  • Serve with tacos or nacho chips.


If desired, spread in a baking dish and cover with grated cheddar and monterey jack cheeses. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes at 325.



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