Mexican Restaurant Style Refried Beans

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Recipe: #38059

January 10, 2022

"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"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • 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 1

Heat grease

Step 2

Add whole jalapeno

Step 3

And tortilla cut in 1/4ths

Step 4

Heat until browned

Step 5


Step 6

Add beans mash around

Step 7

Add broth and onion powder

Step 8

Stir until smooth (add more broth if you like you beans runny

Step 9

Cook simmering down to desired consistency

Step 10

Check for seasoning

Step 11

Add salt if needed but I'm not

Step 12

Chop jalapeno

Step 13

Top beans with cheese and green onion and jalapeno if wanted

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


These beans were great. We didn't use the jalapeno. The chicken broth did a good job thinning out the beans.

review by:
(9 May 2022)


Great doctored up canned beans!! I think I would dice up the pepper before cooking it in the bacon grease and use a bit less bacon grease. The recipe didn't say what to do with the fried tortilla, but I left some in the beans and some sprinkled on top with the cheese and onion. I didn't find the beans needed any broth, as they were a good texture as is. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(6 May 2022)