Frijoles Refritos, or Refried Beans Recipe

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"Refried" beans in Mexico means well cooked, not cooked again. Frijoles refritos are served on the side for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Use them for making Huevos Rancheros, burritos or as the base for a Mexican inspired dip.

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Servings: 8


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  • 4 cups cooked black beans, including some broth (bean liquid)
  • 4-6 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • dry, crumbly cheese, such as cotija seco or ranchero seco (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a skillet and cook onion until starting to turn golden brown.
  2. Add cooked beans and mash beans with a potato masher while cooking over medium heat. Leave some pieces of bean for texture.
  3. When the beans begin to dry out along the edges and are heated thoroughly, turn out onto a plate and garnish with a dry, salty cheese, such as queso añejo or queso seco.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 110g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 405  
Calories from Fat 84 21%
Total Fat 9.38g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 14%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 1447mg 41%
Total Carbs 61.05g 16%
Dietary Fiber 14.8g 49%
Sugars 2.31g 2%
Protein 21.02g 34%
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