Mexican Restaurant Style Refried Beans
"Uses canned beans easy fast You can also cook tortillas in the beans just using tongs to move inside the beans and plate and top them for a quick meal"
- Serving Size: 1 (176.7 g)
- Calories 141.6
- Total Fat - 7.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
- Cholesterol - 21.5 mg
- Sodium - 350.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 12.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4 g
- Sugars - 5.2 g
- Protein - 7.9 g
- Calcium - 146.5 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 39.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Step by Step Method
Add whole jalapeno
And tortilla cut in 1/4ths
Heat until browned
Add beans mash around
Add broth and onion powder
Stir until smooth (add more broth if you like you beans runny
Cook simmering down to desired consistency
Check for seasoning
Add salt if needed but I'm not
Top beans with cheese and green onion and jalapeno if wanted
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- If you prefer a spicier dish, you can add more jalapenos or use hotter peppers.
- Be sure to use canned refried beans, as they are already cooked and will save you time.
- For the bacon grease, substitute vegetable oil for a vegetarian option. This substitution will provide a similar flavor and texture to the refried beans, while still allowing the dish to remain vegetarian.
- For the chicken broth, substitute vegetable broth for a vegan option. This substitution will provide a similar flavor and texture to the refried beans, while still allowing the dish to remain vegan.
Vegan Refried Beans Heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil instead of bacon grease. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Omit the cheese and top with vegan cheese instead.
Mexican Rice: A simple yet flavorful side dish to pair with the refried beans, Mexican Rice is made with long-grain rice, garlic, onion, and tomato sauce. It is a perfect way to round out the meal and add a delicious and comforting carb.
Guacamole: A classic Mexican side dish, guacamole is a delicious and easy way to add a punch of flavor to the meal. Made with avocados, tomatoes, lime juice, and cilantro, it is a creamy and flavorful accompaniment to the refried beans and Mexican Rice.
Q: How can I make the refried beans more flavorful?
A: You can add more onion powder, salt, or jalapeno to increase the flavor of the refried beans. You can also add some queso fresco or green onion to garnish the beans.
Q: How do I make vegan refried beans?
A: To make vegan refried beans, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and replace the lard with a vegan-friendly oil such as olive oil. You can also use vegan cheese or sour cream as a topping.
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The refried beans recipe originated in Mexico, where it is known as "frijoles refritos". The dish was popularized in the United States by Mexican-American restaurants in the early 20th century.
The famous chef, Julia Child, was known to enjoy refried beans, and even included them in her cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”