Once you try this homemade refried beans recipe you won’t want to have stored canned versions anymore. This recipe is so easy and quick to make and tastes so good.
Homemade Refried Beans Recipe
This homemade refried bean recipe taste so much better than getting the canned kind. This is the only thing I make now and everyone loves this recipe so much better. This recipe is super simple to make and doesn’t take much time at all.
Tacos for dinner was a staple in my family when I was growing up. I love them they are the perfect meal because it is a super easy and cheap dinner. Which is why we had them a lot! The main ingredient in our taco dinner would be refried beans. My mom would just pull out canned refried beans and warm them up for us to put in them.
You have to agree that when you open a can of refried beans it just doesn’t look that appealing, right? The beans are so mashed up and take on the shape of the can. Don’t get me wrong I used to get refried beans all the time for my kiddos too.
Healthy Refried Beans
However, since we are eating a whole lot healthier I needed to find a homemade version of refried beans. Canned refried beans have so many ingredients and preservatives that I wanted to find something better for my family.
I went and looked at a lot of recipes online and just came up with my own version. I still buy canned beans only because it makes it a lot easier and time-saving than using dry beans. However, making refried beans with dry beans tastes a ton better, so if you have the time to slow cook some dry beans than do it!!
This recipe only has 5 ingredients and yet the flavor of this homemade refried beans recipe is so yummy. It is totally worth it to make these homemade because they really don’t take much more time to make. My husband never liked taco night but since I make my own whole wheat taco shells and the homemade refried beans he loves having tacos now. Which is so nice since it is the simplest meal to make!
Homemade Refried Beans Recipe
6 cans of Pinto beans undrained
3 cloves of garlic minced
¼ c. of onion chopped
1 tsp of salt or more if needed
½ tsp. pepper
In an electric skillet add a ¼ c. of water and saute the onion and garlic until soft. Keep adding water to the skillet to prevent the onion and garlic from burning. Continue to stir them until done.
Once garlic and onion are done add the pinto beans to the skillet and add the pinto beans and the salt and pepper. Stir all the ingredients together and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium and continue to boil for 15 to 20 minutes. It will still be runny. With a potato masher mash up the beans. This will help to thicken the beans. They will also thicken as they cool. We like a few of our beans to still have some shape so we only mash them up a little bit.
That is all there is to it. Just saute and stir and cook and within about 15 minutes you will have some very tasty homemade refried beans. This recipe makes enough refried beans for two meals. I use it one night for tacos and the next night I use it to make burritos. It also tastes great when you add some brown rice to your burrito or taco. It is the perfect fast meal for those busy weeknights.
- 6 cans of Pinto beans undrained
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- ¼ c. of onion chopped
- 1 tsp of salt or more if needed
- ½ tsp. pepper
- In an electric skillet add a ¼ c. of water and saute the onion and garlic until soft.
- Keep adding water to the skillet to prevent burning the onion and garlic.
- Continue to stir them until done.
- Add the pinto beans and the salt and pepper.
- Stir all the ingredients together and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium and continue to boil for 15 to 20 minutes.
- It will still be runny.
- With a potato masher mash up the beans.
- This will help to thicken the beans.
- They will also thicken as they cool.
This homemade refried beans recipe is so easy and tastes so much better than store canned versions. I hope you love these refried beans as much as my family.