You guys know that I love making homemade versions of store-bought items to save money and I’ve been wanting to make my own homemade refried beans for a while now, but haven’t had the time. Then last week I made up a batch of my Slow Cooker Pinto Beans and decided to give it a try with the leftover cooked beans. I normally freeze the leftovers to use in chili, but this time I’m making them into refried beans for my favorite Bean & Cheese Freezer Burritos.
Since I already had cooked beans on hand, the process was really simple and the results were amazing. Seriously, I may never buy canned refried beans again. Things just way better when you make them yourself, you know? Plus, these beans are freezer-friendly which means I could make up several batches to keep on hand for whenever I need them. Sweet!
Homemade Refried Beans
4 cups cooked pinto beans with liquid
(prepared using this method or from canned)
1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Step 1: Mash beans with potato masher or blender until desired consistency is reached.
Step 2: Add oil and spices.
Step 3: Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until desired thickness is obtained. Beans will thicken as they cool. You may add water, milk or chicken broth if beans are too thick.
Have you ever tried making your own refried beans? I’d love to know!
Homemade Refried Beans (Freezer-Friendly!)
- 4 cups cooked pinto beans with liquid
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Mash beans with potato masher or blender until desired consistency is reached.
- Add oil and spices.
- Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until desired thickness is obtained. Beans will thicken as they cool. You may add water, milk or chicken broth if beans are too thick.