Refried Bean Recipes

Find recipes to make homemade refried beans, which makes a great side dish, dip, or filling in burritos and more. Try our vegetarian style, too!

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Side Dishes

Frijoles Refritos (Refried Beans)

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7
An authentic recipe for Mexican-style beans. Serve moist and hot with your meal, cover with grated Mexican cheese and accompanied by pickled jalapeno peppers.
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Rush Hour Refried Beans

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48
I love refried beans but don't always have the time to work with dried beans. This recipe uses canned beans and still tastes like I spent all day on it. Sometimes I crumble bacon on top of the finished product.
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Instant Pot® Charro (Refried Beans)

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54
This recipe is written to be prepared in an Instant Pot® pressure cooker. With some small alterations, I am sure you can cook it on the stovetop as well. These beans are great served as is or blended to be the texture of refried beans.
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Slow Cooker Refried Beans with Bacon

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1
Dried pinto beans are cooked all day in a slow cooker, then mashed on the stove top with fried bacon, onions, garlic, and chili powder.
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Quick and Easy Refried Beans

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239
When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.
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Instant Pot® Pinto Beans (No Soaking)

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12
Super flavorful and easy.
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

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1917
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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Vegetarian Refried Beans

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108
Traditional vegetarian refried beans that taste great with hardly any fat!
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Fat Free Refried Beans

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106
These fat free refried beans are great to use in enchiladas, tacos or even as a spread.
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Buffy's Refried Beans

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82
These smooth and creamy beans make a tasty side for any Mexican dish.
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Spicy Cheesy Refried Beans

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36
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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Refried Black Beans

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17
Better than canned!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Refried Beans

"Having had lots of homemade refried beans, let me say that these are spot-on. Bravo!" – wittymagpie

Creamy Refried Black Beans

"Made this for homemade burrito bowls; perfect." – ~*MyHotSouthernMess*~

Chef John's Refried Beans

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46

I don't think I would ever sit down to eat just a bowl of refried beans, but they make everything they're served on, with, or in, infinitely better. Just as long as you use lard to make them.