Refried beans

    Love refried beans? We have loads of ways to use refried beans in your favourite Mexican recipes and more. Find homemade refried bean recipes so you can make your own authentic Mexican feast!

    16 recipes



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    311 reviews

    Veggies, beans and cheese sandwiched in tortillas, then fried until golden on both sides. This is a great weeknight supper, ready in a flash - make one quesadilla per person. You can also cut them like a pizza and serve as a starter or party nibble.

    Recipe by: jjenkraynakorriss

    7 reviews

    I took a look around the site for a recipe like this, and not having found one, I decided to have a go creating one. My family really enjoy it. You can adjust the heat to your own preference. You could also omit the chicken for a nutritious vegetarian option. I think it's pretty versatile. It would be delicious served with tortilla chips, guacamole and a fresh green salad. Hope you like it!

    Recipe by: rosaliebee

    6 reviews

    A great (spicy) side dish to accompany a Mexican meal or nice as snack with tortilla chips. If you don't like spicy foods, simply don't add the jalapeno chillies! This is also nice with melted Cheddar on top.

    Recipe by: vikki5678

    17 reviews

    These vegetarian burritos are folded into a wedge instead of being rolled. They are simply delicious. Flour tortillas are filled with refried beans, spring onions, tomato, olives, lettuce, avocado, cheese and soured cream.

    Recipe by: BECKY M.

    7 reviews

    This is quick and easy Mexican style dish, which also tastes fab! Crisp tortilla shells (tostadas) are topped with a mixture of refried beans, tuna, salsa, lettuce and avocado.

    Recipe by: KUL567

    7 reviews

    Everything you love about nachos in a burger! Beef and bean burgers are sandwiched in buns with salsa, guacamole, cheese, lettuce and crumbled tortilla chips.

    Recipe by: Cybergal

    20 reviews

    Pinto beans are simmered with onions, tomato, chilli powder and vegetable stock, then mashed. It's a quick and easy way to make your own refried beans for any Mexican dish! These taste great in tortillas with avocado, cheese, lettuce, salsa and soured cream.

    Recipe by: Emma Maher

    No reviews

    This easy-peasy versatile dish was a hit with my family of 8 growing up, and now my husband can't get enough either! It may not look amazing when it's cooked, but the taste is a guaranteed delight.

    Recipe by: linny822

    No reviews

    Pinto beans often feature in Mexican cooking, as their creamy texture makes them the perfect partner for strong flavours and spices. The beans aren't actually fried twice here, but are simmered first, then cooked gently in a little oil. Burritos make a hearty meal, needing no accompaniment and perhaps just some fruit to follow.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    10 reviews

    This is the perfect steak sandwich. Cumin spiced sirloin is barbecued, sliced and used to fill a toasted sandwich roll with mayonnaise, refried beans, avocado, tomato, lettuce and cheese.

    Recipe by: Sarah Waltrip

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