Rating: 4.57 stars
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

These refried beans are spiced up with garlic, onions, and cream cheese. I serve this as a side dish when we have tacos.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion becomes translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Cook and stir refried beans into onion mixture until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir cream cheese into bean mixture. Spread mixture into a pie plate; top with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 12.8g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 45.6mg; sodium 541.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (54)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2012
Just when my family thought that refried beans couldn't get any better........someone adds cream cheese. I only made one change and that was using pepper-jack instead of cheddar. We fought over these. No really. My family said they want these beans again........tomorrow. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2013
I have made this recipe twice now. The first time I made it as written (ok I doubled it because I had an 8 ounce block of cream cheese to use up) and it was ok. The second time I chopped up 4 jalepenos seeds and all and tossed them in with the onions and garlic. FANTASTIC! My family won't stop eating my double batch. Read More
(7)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2012
Just when my family thought that refried beans couldn't get any better........someone adds cream cheese. I only made one change and that was using pepper-jack instead of cheddar. We fought over these. No really. My family said they want these beans again........tomorrow. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
This is a delicious refried bean recipe! Adding the cream cheese... what a great idea! This side dish will give your main dish some hefty competition for center stage. I also didn't have spicy refried beans so I added 1/8 tsp Cayenne and I think next time I'll add even more. I also used a mixture of pepper-jack and cheddar cheese. The only thing I'd caution about the recipe is the serving sizes: the recipe says it makes 6 servings but those would be 6 measly little servings that would only leave you sad and wanting more (each serving would be about 1/3 of a cup which might be a true "serving " but most people tend to eat more than that for beans). I made the recipe for a dinner with 6 people and after making one batch decided I needed to double the recipe. I'm glad I did because at the end of the night there was only a spoonful left and everyone commented on how yummy they were and kept going back for 2nds 3rds and 4ths! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
Well, this was not the prettiest thing, but boy was it yummy! I only had regular refreid beans, so I used those and added a bit of cayenne in with the mix. My cream cheese was right out of the fridge, so I just put the flame to low and added it in, so that it would melt and combine easier. We really enjoyed these, and I will def be making them again...great way to do something different w/ refried beans! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2013
I have made this recipe twice now. The first time I made it as written (ok I doubled it because I had an 8 ounce block of cream cheese to use up) and it was ok. The second time I chopped up 4 jalepenos seeds and all and tossed them in with the onions and garlic. FANTASTIC! My family won't stop eating my double batch. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2013
When my kids tell me something is sooo good it rates top with me! So simple to make and very tasty. I don't know if they'll eat their refried beans plain ever again! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
This is absolutely AMAZING! Tried this out for our new neighbors and the dish was a masterpiece hit. Everyone kept going back for seconds thirds and fourths... the kids loved it as well. I did not have spicy refried beans so I substituted 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. TIP: Do Not just make one recipe. DOUBLE IT! You will regret not having enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2014
Fantastic refried beans! I loved them leftover too. Will make again and add some green onion and sour cream as a garnish. Thanks to Lindsay on the Buzz for recommending this dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2015
The only thing I do different is use 1T bacon grease instead of butter and 3 cans of beans is the right proportion to the remaining ingredients. Otherwise it is too strong.The Cream Cheese is the key but too much of a good thing is a bad thing same with onion and garlic. Either add 2 more cans of beans or reduce the other ingredients by 1/3.Plain beans are fine too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2012
Delicious! I wanted to eat the whole dish. My kids usually dont like refried beans as a side but they actually ate it all. No leftovers for me! I guess I will have to make it again. Read More
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