Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

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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!!
5 from 1 vote
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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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    • Hi Audrey!! So so sorry for the delayed response! We are so happy you all loved our easy refried beans recipe!! And thank you so very much for letting us know! We appreciate that so much!! Stay in touch! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Who would’ve ever thought that a simple can of refried beans could taste so yummy. All of the ingredients just worked in this recipe. Who would’ve ever thought….bacon. But it was so good and so easy to make. I made this along side of your amazing chicken fajitas. Way to go guys…..another winner in my book. And once again, thanks for making me look like a way better cook than I really am. Loving it!

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