This recipe really dressed up the plain old can of refried beans! I cut the recipe in half and used a can of jalapeno flavored refried beans. I didn't add any water, because I felt it didn't really need it. These beans had a wonderful flavor! I will definitely be making these again!
I live in South TX (also called "North Mexico" around here) and these are really GOOD! I have had my share of bean and cheese tacos from the taco stands and shacks, and these are as good if not better than some of theirs! I use the nonfat canned beans to start so I can control the fat/salt. I add a clove of garlic to the onions when they are cooking, and then a bit of salt and pepper. I taste first before the salt, since some bacon is saltier than others. It's nice to get that authentic taste without all the LARD, which is a key ingredient. Perfect topping for some homemade tortillas, which I always have on hand!
Awesome! The bacon gives it a great flavor. My daughter said these tasted better than the refried beans at our favorite Mexican restaurant so that speaks volumes! Thanks for sharing!!!
This is an awesome recipe. I made these for my sons graduation party so made the recipe X 10 and it turned out perfect. I had so many compliments on the beans that I was almost embarrassed that they were so simple. These were a great addition to our "taco bar". Thank you for our refried bean recipe from now on.....Stephanie
I've been looking for a great way to dress up canned refried beans. This was easy and delicious!! I added a finely minced Serrano pepper for a little kick!
Perfect and easy recipe, just hits the mark. And, for another option, using chicken stock instead of water, and low-sodium pinto beans instead of refried. I like to use both, keep both types on hand.
My husband hates refried beans out of a can and almost refused to try it. I convinced him to take a mouthful, promising him it would be topped with cheese and that there was bacon and onion in there. Turkey bacon, but 'shh' he didn't know the difference. He loved them and so did I. It really sparks up the flavor and gives the dish some 'oomph". Pinned it!
This was an excellent way to dress up canned refried beans. Just thinking about it now...we should have added a bit of sliced green onions on top of the cheese before serving. Will likely use this again... thanks for posting!
These are great! I can portion the for a small or large crowd and I have received many compliments on them!
OK, not real sure if it's worth the extra effort. Just open up the refried beans, warm them up and put cheese on it.