My sister-in-law who was born and raised in Mexico City shared this recipe for sprucing up canned refried beans. They taste like you've been cooking them for hours.
- Gently fry the bacon until near crisp.
- Add onion to the bacon grease and saute until tender.
- Add the refried beans and water.
- Stir and simmer until creamy and heated through.
- Place in a serving bowl and top with shredded cheese.
- The heat of the beans will melt the cheese.
- Serve with hot tortillas and/or tostada chips.