Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

Easy gourmet refried beans
Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

Don’t feel like soaking beans overnight, then cooking, and re-frying?  Well, here’s a super easy solution:  Easy Gourmet Refried Beans!  And trust me,  both the Loon and I think these are about as good as you’ll get in any restaurant.   Yum!

Easy gourmet refried beans

Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 256 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
These Easy Gourmet Refried Beans take a short cut, but the end result, is through the roof flavor. So easy, and so good!!


  • 3 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon coarsely chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 can good-qaulity refried pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Kosher salt


  1. Heat a large skillet (or Dutch oven) over medium-high heat, and add the bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp and golden, about 6 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels, leaving the rendered bacon fat in the pan.
  3. Add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic to the rendered grease in the pan and reduce the heat to medium.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cumin.
  6. Add the beans to the skillet. Mix completely.
  7. Add the stock. Mix completely.
  8. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  9. Add in the bacon.
  10. Season with salt (a couple pinches). Serve at once. 


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