Easy Refried Beans

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Serve with chips, fill a tortilla or eat plain with some extra cheese.”

    Ingredients

  • 1canpinto beans
  • 1/2 mediumonion, chopped
  • 1/4 cupbutter
  • 3/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cupcheddar cheese, shredded
  • Directions

  • Bring beans to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Strain liquid and discard.
  • Put beans in an electric mixer and mash.
  • Stir in onion, butter and salt.
  • Return to saucepan and over low heat stir until heated thoroughly.
  • Stir in grated cheese.
  • Reviews

  • “This recipe was indeed easy to make.To add a little extra zing I used a dash of cumin and hot sauce in it.It complimented Diana Neal’s Taco Dorado’s #12833 well.”

  • “This was the crowning touch to a dinner of chili rellenos and Spanish rice. I was looking for a easy canned bean reicpe without the bacon or lard added. Thanks for agood recipe!”

  • “easy & very yummy!took out some beans plain to use in my mexican lasagna tonight, then stirred in some cheddar & ate for lunch. next time I will also saute the onions in the butter for a couple minutes first”

  • “Sooo much better than canned! They were a little too salty the 2nd time I made them, and I noticed that the pinto beans I used had salt in them. I may eliminate the salt altogether next time. I used 3 TB butter and the taste was still wonderful. Will be making these again and again.”

  • “My mom and I love this recipe! It’s so easy and delicious. We have tried this several ways; once we used about 2 cups of pinto beans that she had made in the crock pot the previous night. Always amazing!”

  • “Great! The only thing I did different was to cook 2/3 cup of dry beans per the directions on the bag, and use them instead of a can of beans. Otherwise, followed the recipe, and it turned out fantastic. Thanks.”

  • “Wow! So simple with basic ingredients and an end result that is utterly fantastic! I sauteed the onions in the butter and added to the mashed beans.”

  • “We thought these were easy and good! I cut the amount of butter down a bit, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “The absolutely best refried beans ever! I used Monterey Jack cheese and they were wonderful. Thanks for a new favorite!”

  • “Its easy and good.”

  • “This was very easy to make.I did make a couple of changes, I halved the butter and sauteed the onions in this.I also added a half of a diced jalapeno pepper to it (fresh) and a clove of garlic.I removed the onion/garlic/pepper mix, then poured the beans in the pot to heat.After that, I followed the recipe, except I garnished with sliced green onions. I really enjoyed this quick and easy Refried Beans recipe! So easy to throw together after a long week at work! Made for PAC Spring 2011.”

  • “Vrey delicious and easy to make. I make them all the time now.”

  • “I’ve made these several times and am just now remembering to review.Easy and tasty – no need to buy the canned stuff ever again.”

  • “I had never made refried beans from scratch, and I was absolutely amazed.I also added some garlic powder and all purpose seasoning.I made it to use in a taco casserole, but could have sat down with a bag of chips and at the whole thing.DH wants me to make it again soon.”

  • “Made this for Tex Mex/Mexico/Southwest region for ZWT5.I only used a 15.5 oz can of pinto beans, but I think this would have came out better had I used double the amount of beans.I would have also preferred for the onions to have been precooked/soften.With those two modifications, this recipe was great.Still tasted good in Recipe #370230.”

  • “We liked this, but I thought that it was a little bit too salty.Thanks for posting!”

  • “This was fabulous, quick, and easy!I decided at the last minute that refried beans would go nicely with the fajitas we were having for dinner but didn’t have any in the cupboard.Thanks to recipezaar, I found just what I was looking for.I didn’t have pinto beans, but made it with cannellini beans instead hoping it would turn out anyway.It worked great and, thankfully, I made a double batch because they were all eaten and the spoon licked clean! Thanks for such a great and fast recipe, no need to buy canned refried beans anymore…I’ve found something better!”

  • “I made these for bean burritos.the beans mashed up in seconds in my food processor.I think that it might be a little more work with a mixer as suggested.My burritos had rice, queso sauce that was made with chorrizzo (sp?), velveeta and rotel. It was perfect when complimented with these other flavors.I’m not a big fan of refried beans as a side dish.So, I honestly didn’t try it just by itself.But, it was delicious on my burrito and as a dip on my chips.It was also super quick and easy.”

  • “Charlotte, this just didn’t work for our tastes.I had cut the salt in half and it was still much too salty.Maybe it was the brand of pinto beans I used which was Sun Vista.Also, for our tastes, the butter didn’t compliment the beans.So sorry Potluck friend!Made for Potluck Tag, please see my rating system.”

  • “These are fabulous!!!I loved the butter in them….lol.It really gave them great flavor.So simple yet so good. Thank you for this easy bean recipe that I will make again….Stephanie”

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