Refried Beans the easy (but tasty) Way

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

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!

princess_omayra February 15, 2010

I wanted to prepare Black Bean Quesadillas for snacking with some friends, but didn't have any refried black beans on hand. This recipe was a simple way to prepare a quick staple of tex-mex food. I did drain my beans before mashing and added chicken stock to the pan for the additional liquid. I omitted the cheese on top, as these were spread inside a quesadilla. Excellent results in my final product and no leftovers. Thanks for posting.

Ms B. September 10, 2006