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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Quick and Easy Refried Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars
When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.

Rush Hour Refried Beans

Rating: 4.56 stars
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.

Instant Pot® Charro (Refried Beans)

Rating: 4.61 stars
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.

Slow Cooker Refried Beans with Bacon

Rating: 4 stars
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.

Frijoles II

Rating: 4.02 stars
This recipe is similar to refried beans without the frying. These slow cooker beans will go well with any of your favorite Mexican dinners. For faster cooking, soak beans overnight.

Fat Free Refried Beans

Rating: 4.05 stars
These fat free refried beans are great to use in enchiladas, tacos or even as a spread.

Vegetarian Refried Beans

Rating: 4.44 stars
Traditional vegetarian refried beans that taste great with hardly any fat!

Buffy's Refried Beans

Rating: 4.57 stars
These smooth and creamy beans make a tasty side for any Mexican dish.

Spicy Cheesy Refried Beans

Rating: 4.57 stars
These refried beans are spiced up with garlic, onions, and cream cheese. I serve this as a side dish when we have tacos.

Best Refried Beans

I used a couple of the other recipes on here for a guideline and did my own thing. It turned out so well that I thought I would share this recipe for the best refried beans. Top with grated cheese if desired. Enjoy with chips, in a burrito, etc.

Vegan Refried Beans

Rating: 3.81 stars
Refried beans, great rolled up in tortillas with avocado, cheese, lettuce, salsa and sour cream.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Refried Beans
Rating: Unrated
"Having had lots of homemade refried beans, let me say that these are spot-on. Bravo!" – wittymagpie
Creamy Refried Black Beans
Rating: Unrated
"Made this for homemade burrito bowls; perfect." – ~*MyHotSouthernMess*~

Chef John's Refried Beans

Rating: 4.87 stars

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.