Refried Beans

Muna Escobar


The flavor of these beans was very much liked when I made them so I thought I would share.


★★★★★ 1 vote



  • 1 lb
    pork bacon, cut into pieces
  • 2
    onions, diced
  • 4-5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c
    butter, opt
  • 2 lb
    beans, cooked (pinto or black)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    chili powder (or adjust as desired)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chicken boullion (or adjust as desired)
  • 3/4 tsp
    cumin (or adjust as desired)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder (or adjust as desired)
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder (or adjust as desired)

How to Make Refried Beans


  1. Brown the bacon over medium high heat until halfway cooked.
  2. Add the butter, onions & garlic. Cook until bacon is slightly crispy & onions are limp. Put this mixture into food processor. Use 1/4-1/3 cup of water to clean tasty bits from bottom of pan using a spatual for scraping. Pour this into food processor.
  3. To the food processor add half of the beans & the seasonings. Puree very well.
  4. Put beans into a pot.
  5. Place remaining beans into processor & puree slightly if you want a lumpier bean mixture or puree well if you want totally smooth refried beans.
  6. Put remaining beans into pot & stir well.
  7. Adjust seasonings as needed & add salt if needed.
  8. Heat on low until desired temperature is reached.
  9. Use refried beans to eat with rice, to make burritos, or for a simple, but healthful side dish.

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About Refried Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes

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