Refried Beans

Sure you can just open a can of refried beans, but after you try these you’ll never do that again.

We probably eat these beans at least once a week!  I cook and freeze extra pinto beans to make this a simple quick recipe for busy nights.

Our favorite recipe for refried beans is Tostadas!

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Refried Beans

  • Author: Tammie Duggar


2 cups cooked pinto beans, or 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained.

½ tsp. sea salt

2 Tbsp. tomato paste

⅛ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. cumin

1 Tbsp. olive oil

Up to ¼½ cup water *


Preheat oven to 350°

Rinse and drain beans.

Combine all ingredients and ¼ cup of the water in a blender, or food processor. *Add more water to reach desired consistency.

Place refried beans in an oven safe dish warm in oven for about 15 minutes.

Note: Store remaining tomato paste in the freezer by freezing individual 1 Tbsp. portions and then placing them all in a glass jar or freezer bag.

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