Mexican Bean Recipes

Let us show you how to make refried beans, cook pinto beans, make frijoes a la charra, and other winning Mexican bean sides.

Staff Picks

Buffy's Refried Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 101
These smooth and creamy beans make a tasty side for any Mexican dish.

Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings

Rating: 5 stars 175
Start with dry beans for this delicious, slow-simmered side or main.

Mexican Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
Wonderful Mexican beans to serve as a side dish with your meal.

Jamie's Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4 stars 42
This is a very quick and easy recipe that my family loves!

Fat Free Refried Beans

Rating: 4 stars 123
These fat free refried beans are great to use in enchiladas, tacos or even as a spread.

Frijoles III

Rating: 4 stars 27
I searched all the recipes, and none are close to real Mexican beans. The canned type are only a pale imitation of the real beans simmering all day on the stove. Easy and inexpensive, too. Do not soak and drain beans overnight as per American or European bean recipes. Cook the beans in their own liquid. You can use black beans and different chile peppers in this recipe.

Spicy Cheesy Refried Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
These refried beans are spiced up with garlic, onions, and cream cheese. I serve this as a side dish when we have tacos.

Mexican Pinto Beans

Rating: 4 stars 46
Slightly spicy beans similar to those served as a side dish in authentic Mexican restaurants.

Quick and Easy Refried Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 308
A 20-minute refried beans recipe for busy evenings. Hello, Taco Tuesday!

Mexican Bean Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2710
Black beans, kidney beans, and cannellini beans combine with corn, bell pepper, and red onion in this easy and colorful salad. It's tossed with a sensational dressing made with fresh lime juice, cilantro, and cumin.

Refried Beans Without the Refry

Rating: 4.5 stars 2557
Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Frijoles a la Charra
"This is a really tasty pinto bean recipe made in the slow cooker. Great to serve along with enchiladas or to take to a barbecue or potluck." – KIM93306
Best Black Beans
"Great for a quick weeknight dinner. Served with Simple Carnitas and Camp Cornbread. Delicious meal!" – FruitSaladYummyYummy
Terry's Texas Pinto Beans
Rating: 4.5 stars 436

An old fashioned 'pot of beans' recipe. It starts with dry pinto beans, onion, and chicken broth. Add green chili salsa, jalapeno and cumin for the spicy kick.