Refried Beans

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Refried beans are easy to make, and taste fresher than store-bought. You can use cooked dried beans or canned beans in this recipe.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent, about 8 minutes.
  • Mash the beans and liquid, then add to the onion mixture. Add water and salt and stir well to mix completely.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.