Refried Beans / Refritos

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

Real refried beans, one of the many things you can make with your gigantic pot of beans.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups cooked beans
  • 2 slices bacon, diced


  1. Fry the bacon, remove the bits and set aside.
  2. Add the beans to the skillet.
  3. Mash with a potato masher, until beans are moosed and warm, and the grease has been absorbed.
  4. For Fatless beans, use a non stick skillet and no fat.
  5. Add a pinch of garlic powder for taste.


Most Helpful

My favorite and so easy! I recommend the pinch of garlic powder. YUM!

wvgreenb March 01, 2009

These turned out fantastic! Very easy to make. I had less than 4 cups of beans and it worked well. I just used some bacon grease and towards the end, added some garlic powder and a little more salt. Very authentic tasting! Wildheart, thanks for another great recipe!

Rose is Rose June 12, 2008

I had left over pinto beans with bits of ham. I added a bit of bacon fat to the skillet and heated them though and mashed just with a hand held potato masher. They turned out great. Rave Reviews from all. Thank You for sharing.

Braunda February 16, 2003

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