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Frijoles Refritos – Refried Beans

Easy Refried Beans Recipe -- Ready in a Flash!

Refried beans (frijoles refritos) are a staple of Mexican cuisine, and a favorite element in many great Mexican dishes. Traditionally, the beans are fried and mashed in a generous amount of pork fat to create their trademark rich, soft, velvety texture.

Our updated, refried beans recipe is even easier with canned GOYA® Pinto Beans cooked in just enough oil or GOYA® Lard for the delicious, creamy texture you love. Sprinkle with cheese, and enjoy as a spread for tortillas, as a side dish with grilled meat and poultry, or as a meatless filling for burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and tostados.

Origin: Mexico

Serves 6

Prep time: 5 min.

Total time: 15 min.


1 can (29 oz.) GOYA® Pinto Beans

1 tbsp. GOYA® Vegetable Oil or GOYA® Lard

1/4 small white onion, finely chopped

1 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste

2 tbsp. crumbled fresh cheese or shredded Monterey jack cheese (optional)


1. In bowl, mash beans and their liquid with fork or
spoon until majority of beans are broken; set aside.
2. Heat oil or lard in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
3. Add beans. Cook, stirring often, until bean liquid comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 5 minutes. Season with Adobo. Serve as a side dish with cheese sprinkled on top or use as a filling.

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