Get perfectly creamy restaurant style refried beans by adding just THREE extra ingredients to your canned beans! These refried beans are perfect served as a dip, side, or filling for burritos and tacos!
Favorite Refried Beans Recipe
Who here loves beans? My family does! We use them for dipping and all sorts of recipes from our Tostadas to our Bean Burritos. Yes, I know you can buy refried beans from the can, but this recipe calls for the canned beans as well as a few other ingredients that will take canned refried beans to the next level! These beans are so creamy and delicious, you will never want JUST the canned beans again.
My mom and aunt also make beans COMPLETELY homemade by smashing up beans and such, but we’ve found that this recipe is just as good and SO much easier. Once you add the extra ingredients (there’s only THREE!) to the caned refried beans, they become so smooth and creamy, just like the restaurant style! They’re great for dipping chips in, as well as anything else you use beans for. Mind you, my family is Hispanic and we have Mexican dishes all the time so you better believe we make these pretty often. The next time you’re enjoying a Mexican meal, make these Creamy Refried Beans and I promise they’ll be a hit!
How to Make Refried Beans:
This recipe only requires THREE additional ingredients besides the can of beans:
All you have to do is combine the can of beans, crisco, and milk in a pot over medium heat and stir vigorously with a fork or wire whisk until silky smooth (if you don’t want to scratch the bottom of your pan, use the whisk!). Add the cheese and let it melt before serving. The recipe calls for 1-2 cups of cheese, but I suggest going more towards 2 cups… makes them even more delicious and cheesy!
These homemade refried beans is a frequent dish at our house with all the Mexican recipes we make! It’s perfect served as a dip, side, or filling for burritos and tacos!
This recipe is perfectly paired with these other Lil’ Luna recipes:
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Creamy Refried Beans Recipe
- 30 oz Refried Beans
- 1/4 cup crisco
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1-2 cups cheese
Combine Beans, crisco and milk in a pot over medium heat. Stir vigorously with fork or wire whisk until silky smooth. Add cheese and let melt before serving. Enjoy with warm tortillas or tortilla chips.