The Easiest Refried Beans are not only simple to make, they are SO much better than store-bought. Use a food processor to combine a nice veggie sauté with pinto beans, a touch of hot sauce, and some butter. A great addition to all of your Tex-Mex recipes!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Homemade refried beans
Servings: 61/3 cup servings
Author: Sue Ringsdorf
30oz.pinto beans- rinsed and strained
1/2cupyellow onion- diced
1/3cuppoblano pepper (or jalapeno)- diced
1 1/2teaspoonsground cumin
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper- to taste
1Tablespoonhot sauce- optional
1/2mediumlime- freshly juiced
chopped cilantro and tomatoes- to serve
Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil, diced onions and peppers, and saute until soft. Add the garlic, ground cumin, salt, and pepper, and stir for about 30 seconds.
Add pinto beans and hot sauce, and cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until beans are heated through.
Pour the contents of skillet into a food processor. Pulse until well pureed. Then add butter and fresh lime juice, and pulse again.
Serve refried beans with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro, and sliced cherry tomatoes.