Refried Pinto Beans

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by itstime4cake

My hubby made these for me once and I will never go back to eating refried beans out of a can. The bacon bits in this make it absolutely yummy.

Top Review by flower7

These are very good and super easy! I used pre-cooked bacon (4 slices) and re-crisped it in the skillet, which released just enough fat to flavor the beans quite well. I love refried black beans so did a mix of half black and half pinto and just roughly mashed them with the wooden spoon I was stirring with so they still had a lot of texture. I used about 1/4 tsp pepper and after tasting, added 1/4 tsp of salt also. Since I was making these the day before I needed them, I waited to add the cheese until I was reheating. I also stirred in a spoonful of salsa as I was reheating my serving. Served with recipe #133032 which was an excellent combination. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon in a medium sized skillet until just crispy. Remove bacon from the skillet and set aside until cool enough to break into tiny pieces.
  2. Pour off most of the bacon grease, leaving the bottom of the skillet well coated. Return the bacon pieces back to the skillet on low heat.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the beans into the pan. Reserve liquid.
  4. Add garlic and onion powder.
  5. Mash all contents, adding reserved liquid until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Stir in cheese.

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