Refried Beans the easy (but tasty) Way

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by ciao4293

These are the very quick, easy and tasty beans. A fast side dish that you can have ready in about 10-15 minutes.

Top Review by princess_omayra

I used pinto beans instead of black beans. As ms_bold did, I omitted the bean liquid and mixed up a tsp of chicken bouillon to 8 oz of water and added that to the pan for additional liquid. Instead of olive oil, I used an olive oil flavored cooking spray due to being on a fairly strict diet. I'm a garlic lover so added just a little more garlic than suggested. I topped it with some taco sauce and some craft shredded mexican style cheese blend and it tasted great! I'm going to use this recipe as a dip for tortilla chips and maybe some tacos and burritos. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mash beans with fork or spoon.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet on medium.
  3. Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook until tender.
  4. Add beans, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until bean liquid starts to evaporate.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until desired consistency, about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with cheese over the top.

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