Frijoles Refritos (Classic Mexican Refried Beans)

Total Time
15mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
10 mins

Flavorful and creamy.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 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

Directions

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