My Homemade Refried Beans - Kid Pleasing - Quick & Easy!

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ok guys I come up with this recipe out of necessity, due to the fact that I was living in Europe and if you could actually find refried beans, they where so over priced it was totally ridiculous... So I started experimenting and came up with a refried bean recipe that the whole family loves, and the kids love to help out on this one.....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix black beans, pinto beans, vegetable oil, minced garlic & if you so choose the optional ingredients add the roma tomato & onion in at this point. Cook on med-hi heat for 5 minutes, don't forget to keep stirring.
  2. At this point take a potato masher and mash beans until you get the consistency in which you desire.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients once you have your beans mashed. Cook on med-lo for 10 minutes, don't forget to stir.
  4. If you refried beans get to thick just add in a little bit of water.
  5. If you choose to add the optional cheese, sprinkle it on top at this time and turn off the heat.


Most Helpful

Very good! Taste was really good. I didn't have pinto bean seasoning (have never heard of it actually), I substituted 2tbsp bacon fat & 1tbsp coconut oil for the vegetable oil. Added the tomato and some vidalia onion.

athenalove46 August 17, 2009

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