Flavorful homemade refried beans are easy to make in 15 minutes. Start with your favorite bean variety, pinto, black, or bayo.
Keyword: beans, black beans, frijoles, pinto beans
Author: Andrés Carnalla
2cupscooked beans pintoblack, bayo with a little cooking liquid (We recommend that you cook your own beans using our recipe for frijoles de la olla. But no need to worry, canned beans work perfectly well.
1/2cupfinely chopped onion
1finely chopped garlic clove
A pinch of black pepper
Salt 1/2 tsp. + to taste
Chop the onion. Finely chop the garlic.
In a medium sized pan, heat the oil to medium and add the chopped onion. Cook until the onion becomes transparent.
Add the chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute. Do not allow the garlic to brown which will give it a bitter taste.
Add the cooked beans with a little bit of the cooking water plus the salt and pepper.
Cook for 2 minutes before mashing.
Mash the beans to the constituency you prefer.
Cook for 5 minutes stirring continually.
Turn off the heat and allow the beans to rest for 3 minutes before serving.
You can reduce the cooking oil by 1 tbsp. to reduce the fat.