Homemade Refried Beans Recipe
Flavorful homemade refried beans are easy to make in 15 minutes. Start with your favorite bean variety, pinto, black, or bayo.
beans, black beans, frijoles, pinto beans
Bean masher or potato masher
Airtight container for leftovers
Use black beans, pinto beans, or bayo beans with a little cooking liquid.
finely chopped garlic clove
regular or olive oil
a pinch of black pepper
salt ½ 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 consistency you prefer.
Cook for 5 minutes stirring continually.
Turn off the heat and allow the beans to rest for 3 minutes before serving.
Refried will keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to five days.
You can reheat your beans in a frying pan over low heat. Add a little water if the beans are too dry.
You can also reheat them in the microwave.
You can reduce the cooking oil by 1 tbsp. to reduce the fat.
Add any of the following to your liking.
A few tbsps. of chicken broth
Minced jalapeño pepper
A pinch of cumin
A pinch of chili powder
A pinch of Mexican oregano
Queso fresco to sprinkle on top
Minced fresh cilantro to sprinkle on top
Mexican Food Journal - mexicanfoodjournal.com