Easy Refried Beans (Refritos)

“These yummy refritos are made from canned red beans for quickness and convenience. I think they are a BIG step up from regular refried beans out of a can!”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt bacon grease in a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium heat; add onions and jalapeno; cook and stir until tender; add beans a half-can at a time, stirring to incorporate; add seasonings to taste.
  2. Cook beans, stirring frequently with wooden spoon and mashing them (use the back of the wooden spoon or even a potato masher) as you go, for 15-20 minutes until liquid evaporates and beans thicken; top with cheese and serve.
  3. NOTE: If you like your refritos especially smooth, run them through the blender or food processor before cooking.

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