Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans


This easy homemade refried beans recipe is a great side dish for Mexican entrees. This recipe consists of 7 ingredients, including garlic.




What you need:


  • 16 oz package dry pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1/3 c butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1.5 t salt
  • 1/8 t black pepper
  • 6 c water
  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

What you do:

  • Add beans and water to a 4 quart saucepan and bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2.5 hours, or until beans are tender.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet.  
  • Add beans, water, garlic, salt and pepper and mash together in pan.  
  • Simmer over medium heat until thickened, stirring occasionally (approximately 10 – 15 minutes).  
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of beans and heat on low for 1 minute, or until cheese is melted; serve.