Easy creamy refried beans made with canned pinto beans, onion, garlic and bacon drippings.
Course Side Dish
Keyword homemade refried beans, refried beans
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Kelly Wildenhaus
2tablespoonsbacon drippings/greaseor lard or corn oil
½onion, finely diced
2clovesgarlic, finely minced
1(16-oz.)can pinto beans, undrained
Kosher salt and pepper
Crumbled queso fresco, for serving
Heat bacon drippings in medium-large skillet. Add onions and stir and cook until softened and starting to brown. Add garlic and cook until just fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add 1 can of pinto beans ~ do not rinse or drain ~ and ¼ cup water. Bring to a simmer and then mash with a potato masher to desired consistency, about 7 to 10 minutes until pretty smooth and thickened up.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve with a little queso fresco crumbled on top.
Cook beans to desired consistency, but keep in mind they will thicken upon standing and cooling.