Refried Beans

Easy and creamy homemade refried beans that are flavorful and perfect as a side or in some of your favorite recipes like tostadas and burritos!

Whether it’s for 7 Layer Bean Dip or Mexican Pizza, or just as a side dish for any Mexican meal, these refried beans are so creamy and delicious, you’ll become a firm believer that they’re better than store bought!

Refried beans in bowl

Homemade is Better

We’ve always loved beans, which is why we have several here on the site including our no soak Pinto Beans and Black Beans. We wanted to try making some refried beans, and they turned out amazing!

Not only are these beans simple, but they taste so much better than the canned version. With butter, onion, salt, garlic, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder, they were so tasty and would be great as a side or in some of our favorite dishes like burritos and tostadas.

If you want a cheesy version, you can also add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Mexican cheese. We like to garnish it with cotija cheese, but shredded cheese takes these already-delicious beans to a whole new level.

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