3-Ingredient Refried Beans Recipe: This Easy Refried Beans Recipe Will Take Taco Night to a New Level by Donna John

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3 months ago
3-Ingredient Refried Beans Recipe: This Easy Refried Beans Recipe Will Take Taco Night to a New Level

Up your game on taco night by making homemade refried beans. If you've never made refried beans before, this is an easy recipe to start with.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (16 ounces) dried pinto beans, picked through and washed
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • shredded cheese, for top

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Put the cleaned beans and garlic in a pot. Add enough water to just cover the beans.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring often, until beans are soft.
  3. Add salt and cumin and continue to cook, uncovered, until all the water has evaporated.
  4. Mash beans. Taste and add addition salt, cumin and pepper, if needed.
  5. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Serve. 

Note: You could add chopped onion, chopped cilantro, chili powder, chopped jalapeno, chopped roasted poblano, lime juice. Get creative! 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Sounds delish, and easy! That's a winning recipe. Thanks for sharing, Donna John , and happy #TacoTuesday! :-)
Donna John
When I was in Mexico about 6 years ago, we stayed at a house with a cook, and she made refried beans the first day for us and put caramelized onions in them. SO GOOD. She saw how much I liked them and made them at every meal for me. Even breakfast. (It was a great week!) So caramelize an onion and stir it in the beans before serving. You won't be sorry.

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