Gloria's Refried Beans

READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
Recipe by papergoddess

My friend Gloria is from mexico and makes refried beans just like you get in a good Mexican restaurant. I begged her for the recipe, and I'll share it with you. Cook time includes 2 hr. soaking time.

Top Review by sheriboren

Oh my gosh, these are excellent refried beans. I would give you 10 stars if I could. Thank You!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine beans, water, and onion in a large dutch oven.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat for 2 hours (or soak beans in cold water overnight) Return to heat, bring to a boil, and simmer slowly until beans are very tender, about 3 hours.
  3. Coarsely mash beans with a potato masher, and add bacon drippings; mix well.
  4. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until beans are thickened and fat is absorbed.
  5. Salt to taste.

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