refried beans

2019-11-23 a.o.

A very frequent flyer in the Mexican kitchen, somewhat less in our home. Marielos usually makes this. She made this one today.


This is what you need for 3-4 servings:

  • 1 lb. cooked beans
  • melting cheese of your choice
    I used Chihuahua cheese
  • S&P
  • olive oil
Pic1: home-made refried beans



Pic2: heat the beans
Pic3+4: crush the beans 


Pic5: Chihuahua cheese
Pic6: add cheese
Pic7: stir and melt cheese

Refrying the beans

canned beans

Canned beans are an easy alternative if you don't want to spend the time cooking the beans first. I find them drier than freshly-cooked beans, but we keep them in the house, just in case.


Pic8: canned beans for refrying
Pic9: refrying canned beans
Pic10: cheese and nacho jalapeño peppers on top

very cheesy refried beans

Canned beans are easier and quicker to prepare than dry beans and are imo not as flavorful, often a bit sour-tasting. I like to add extra cheese to counter that.


This is what you need for 2-4 servings:

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1-2 cups shredded Chihuahua cheese
Pic11: very cheesy refried beans



Pic12-14: cheesy beans

bean nachos


This is what you need:



Pic15-17: chips, beans, cheese


Pic18-20: add nacho jalapeños, heat, serve