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 in a large skillet

Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels, leaving the rendered bacon fat in the pan.
  • Add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic to the rendered grease in the pan and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cumin.
  • Add the beans to the skillet. Mix completely.
  • Add the stock. Mix completely.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  • Add in the bacon.
  • Season with salt (a couple pinches). Serve at once. 


Calories: 256kcal
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