Frijoles refritos – Refried mexican beans

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No more buying canned refried beans, check this homemade recipe for authentic Mexican refried beans. Refried beans are rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, potassium, iron and magnesium.


3 cups of homemade pinto beans.

3 tablespoons of canola or olive oil.

1 – 2 dried chiles de arbol or fresh chile of choice (optional).

Pinch of sea salt



In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer, one it´s hot add the chills and cook  just until they brown a little bit about one minute. Add the beans, allow them to friend about 4 minutes.

Add about ½ cup of water let it cook for about 3 minutes more and then mash the beans with the back of a wooden spoon, until you have the desired texture.

Let it cook for about 5 minutes more, adjust the consistency by adding more broth to…

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