Refried Beans - Zubito's Refritos

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Azube

A bit different from the soupy refried beans you get in restaraunts. Sweeter and thicker. I made this recipe up looking for a tastier frejoles.

Top Review by Susie D

I used black beans cooked from dried rather than canned and added one can of pintos. I personally found this a tad sweet, but my hubby raved. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans beans (mix and match pinto, red kidney, black)
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chopped fresh jalapeno peppers (or one small can)
  • 2 tablespoons molasses (brown sugar is almost as good)
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Chop the onion and garlic.
  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet.
  3. Cook onion and garlic over medium heat until the onion begins to get transparent.
  4. Drain the beans and add to the onion garlic mix.
  5. Add the chopped jalepenos.
  6. Add molasses and honey.
  7. Continue cooking and mashing the beans (use a wooden fork) until they reach a consistency that looks good to you. Don't get them too dry as this will thicken some as it cools. (You can add water to make it more soupy).

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