Homemade Refried Beans are simple and packed with so much flavor, you will never reach for a can again. These creamy refried beans are perfect for your next Tex-Mex night!
It is easy to reach for a can of refried beans when you are in a hurry, but guys, have you had them made fresh?! It is so much better! The flavor is irresistible and totally worth the extra effort with these homemade refried beans. Plus canned beans are often heavily laden with extras like lard, preservatives, and even sugar, which you just do not need! And when you make homemade, you control the spices and the flavor. These homemade refried beans are so good!
Refried beans are not fried again. The word comes from its Spanish origins that mean “well fried.” Really, the most important part of making homemade refried beans is going to be the mashing. They could be called “well mashed” beans instead. Whatever you call them, how about we just make them. You won’t be sorry to ditch the can, I promise!
Super easy and luscious, you’ll wonder why you have not made homemade refried beans before!
The most important step here when making homemade refried beans is the mashing. You are in control of the consistency. Leave it chunky or make it smooth. It’s up to you.
Customizable, this homemade refried beans recipe is easy and quick and totally delicious.
Just a few extra steps will get you the same result. And using an Instant pot makes it even easier when making homemade refried beans.
Make big batch and store them for the next time you need them. But these homemade refried beans are easy enough, you can make them fresh every time too!
I am not sure what it is exactly but there is just something about Mexican food that is amazing. It usually involves simple ingredients that are fresh, fragrant, and full of intense flavor. When you make it at home you can customize it any way you’d like to. Make it spicy, or mild. Add more cheese or change up the toppings. There are so many easy, enticing recipes out there to try, here are just a few to get you started.
Add the beans, cumin, chili powder, lime and salt. Heat until warm.
Remove from the stove and mash the beans until they reach desired consistency.
Top with cilantro, and cojita cheese if desired.
Calories51kcal (3%)Carbohydrates2g (1%)Protein1g (2%)Fat5g (8%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Sodium7mgPotassium38mg (1%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A108IU (2%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium12mg (1%)Iron1mg (6%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Course Side Dish
Keyword homemade refried beans, refried beans