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    Frijoles Refritos (Classic Mexican Refried Beans)

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    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Joy1996's Note:

    Flavorful and creamy.

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    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or 3 tablespoons bacon drippings
    • 4 cloves peeled and finely chopped garlic
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 4 cups undrained cooked beans (slightly warm for easy mashing Note Canned beans may be used)
    • salt


    1. 1
      Mash the beans in a bowl.
    2. 2
      In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Add the onion and the garlic; cook and stir until onion is deep golden, about 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in the mashed beans and cook for about one minute.
    5. 5
      Add salt to taste.
    6. 6
      Makes about one pint.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 24, 2010


      This recipe worked great for me. It was exactly what I wanted, a simple recipe without a whole lot of additions. I used the specified amount of vegetable oil, but my beans were still extremely thick, so I added in a tablespoon of butter too. That helped thin it out just a bit more to where the beans were still thick, but not in one big clump. Thanks for the lovely recipe. It worked great for my first try at making homemade refried beans!

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    • on December 05, 2005


      I followed your method of preparing the refried beans and it worked well. The addition of the garlic & onions really jazzed the beans up. After preparing the beans I spooned into individual small dishes, topped with cheese, and baked long enough to melt the cheese. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    • on November 28, 2005


      These were good, but I felt like they were missing something. I don't know what. I used the vegetable oil.

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    Nutritional Facts for Frijoles Refritos (Classic Mexican Refried Beans)

    Serving Size: 1 (163 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 424.7
    Calories from Fat 368
    Total Fat 40.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 5.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 4.8 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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