How to Make Refried Beans from Scratch

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Jun. 26, 2015

Learn how to make Refried Beans from Scratch, these are so easy to make, and so delicious. I have directions for an instantpot available. These peans require dried pinto beans, cilantro, while onion, and bacon grease. These beans are naturally gluten free and they are so easy to make.


Dry pinto beans 2 Cup (32 tbs) , washed and sorted
Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Bay leaves 2
Bacon drippings 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cilantro stems 1 Bunch (100 gm)
White onion 1/2 , chopped
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) (2 or 3 cloves)
Cumin 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 2 Teaspoon (1 to 2 teaspoons)



In a large pot, add in the bacon fat, onion and cilantro stems.

Add in the garlic, bay leaves and cumin.

Put pinto beans into the pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer, covered, for about 2 1/2 hours.

 Season the beans with salt and mash with an immersion blender.



Garnish the beans with some cheese and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 140 Minutes
Ready In: 140 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 451Calories from Fat 133

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1067 mg44.46%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 15 g60%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet