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Make your own Homemade Refried Beans!

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Apr 12, 2013

Make your own Homemade Refried Beans!

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I can't tell you how many times I've waited too long to make dinner and have had to resort to using canned refried beans.  I know... I should be super mom and totally prepared with awesome meals everyday but someday's I run out of time (and energy) and just need something quick and easy to make that still tastes like I slaved over it all day.

That's why I love this easy refried beans recipe that I found over at Money Saving Mom.  She gives you the instructions on how to prepare this recipe if you are using dry beans.... but then she also let's you off the hook and says you can use canned whole pinto beans!  That's my kind of girl right there.  She understands that I needed my refried beans to be quick and easy.  And the best part is that canned whole pinto beans don't have lard in them so it is a healthier alternative to using canned refried beans.  

Below you will find the recipe if you are using canned whole pinto beans.  If you are wanting to use dry beans visit The Money Saving Mom's post HERE .

Make your own Homemade Refried Beans Ingredients

2 cans of whole pinto beans 
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon canned green chilies
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon mexican chipotle chilie powder
1-2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon salsa

Bring beans (in their own liquid) along with the cumin & mexican chipotle powder to a boil in a medium sauce pan and let cook for about 5 minutes.  

While you're beans are cooking add your butter, minced garlic, green chilies and chopped onion to a medium saute pan and let cook over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, or until tender and translucent. 

Spoon out your beans using a slotted spoon and put them into a medium mixing bowl.  Add your onion mixture, milk & salsa to the bowl.  You can use either a potato masher or I prefer to use an immersion blender to get them really mashed and mixed well.  

Add more milk if you want a thinner consistency, but only add it a little at a time.  

This is a refried beans recipe without the "refry".  I just think it's a little healthier that way.  I hate how much oils and such we already get throughout the day and anywhere I can save and cut it out makes me happy!

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At April 12, 2013 at 6:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At April 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM , Blogger Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

That sounds wonderful. I love making refried beans but it does take so long (I start with dried). Thank you for sharing the recipe. And the other ones too. I will definitely be pinning too. I am a new follower from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop via GFC and bloglovin. I hope you can drop by and visit too. Have a great weekend!

At April 13, 2013 at 2:14 AM , Blogger Laurie said...

I love re-fried beans with tortilla chips :)

Thanks for linking up with the Meet & Greet Blog Hop!

At April 13, 2013 at 4:04 AM , Blogger themosbysinchina said...

Awesome!! SO glad I'm following your blog! Everything loooks delicious!!!

At April 13, 2013 at 6:42 AM , Blogger Brooklyn at Cook and Craft Me Crazy said...

This looks awesome! Saw you on Dessert now Dinner later. Thanks for posting! We go through refried beans like CRAZY at our house! I have always wanted to make our own! Can't wait to try these! I am lovin your blog! Newest follower over here! Please feel free to drop by cookandcraftmecrazy any time! I can't wait to see what other great things you have up your sleeve! xo-Brook

At April 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

This is a great recipe..thanks for sharing! I do have a question, I don't see the quantity of butter that is needed under the ingredients. Have a wonderful day!

At April 15, 2013 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I love refried beans. This recipe just gave me an excuse to pull out the immersion blender. Can't wait to try this!

At April 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM , Blogger Amber @ said...

Yes! I got an immersion blender for Christmas & haven't used it yet! I might have to try this! Thanks for linking up to Sweet & Savory Saturdays #8.
~Amber @

At April 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM , Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

So much better then canned saving for our next Mexican night! Thanks sweets

At April 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Me gusta frijoles! YUM!

At April 19, 2013 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I love refried beans! We make a lot of black beans here, and occasionally I will make my own refried beans. I would love for you to share this at what i am eating

At April 19, 2013 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

My hubby loves refried beans. Can't wait to try this one. Just pinned!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful weekend!!


At April 20, 2013 at 7:28 AM , Blogger Danielle said...

Wow, I didn't realize how easy it was to make your own refried beans. I will def. have to try this for taco night. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x


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