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Homemade Refried Beans

We will not judge you if you like refried beans from a can. If you can get over the big, gelatinous can shaped bean tower that comes out of the can, they actually taste ok. But, I beg of you, try making your own Homemade Refried Beans. Why? It is soooo easy, so good, and you will want to kick yourself in the pants for not doing it this way the whole time. You get to control your own fat content, sodium levels…and they taste 10 times BETTER than what is in the can. You ready?

Easy, peasy, beans and cheesy! Why buy them when you can make them 10 times better yourself? Get our recipe for Homemade Refried Beans here.

 

Homemade Refried Beans

These are a great addition to any Mexican meal, including our Breakfast Quesadillas and Carnitas Tacos.

Skillet, hot. Beans drained.

 

Easy, peasy, beans and cheesy! Why buy them when you can make them 10 times better yourself? Get our recipe for Homemade Refried Beans here.

 

Add salsa and water and, stir. See? Making your own homemade refried beans is easy.

 

Easy, peasy, beans and cheesy! Why buy them when you can make them 10 times better yourself? Get our recipe for Homemade Refried Beans here.

 

Cook and mash.

 

More easy homemade recipes:

Baked Lemon Rice

Slow Cooker Black Beans

Fresh Guacamole with Cilantro + Lime

 

 

Easy, peasy, beans and cheesy! Why buy them when you can make them 10 times better yourself? Get our recipe for Homemade Refried Beans here.

 

Cheese, melt.

 

Easy, peasy, beans and cheesy! Why buy them when you can make them 10 times better yourself? Get our recipe for Homemade Refried Beans here.

 

Yep. That’s it. Easy peasy, beans and cheesy. (Sorry.)

 

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Homemade Refried Beans

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked pinto beans or 2 14 oz cans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 TB bacon grease or oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt or Sazon seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • In a skillet, heat bacon grease and minced garlic until you can smell the garlic and it starts to turn golden. Add drained beans, stir. Sprinkle all seasonings over the beans, stir and cook on medium high heat for 10 minutes. You want the beans to start browning and to soften slightly. Stir frequently.
  • Add salsa and water or broth. Combine all ingredients well, and reduce heat to low. With a fork, mash the beans to desired consistency.
  • Cook and stir for an additional 5 minutes or until excess moisture is gone.
  • Remove from heat, top with shredded cheese. Let the cheese melt and serve.
  • For an extra touch, skip the last 5 minutes of cooking and top with cheese. Put in the over under a broiler until the cheese is golden and bubbly.

 

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