Homemade "Refried" Beans


4 (14.5 ounce) cans Pinto beans
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2-4 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons olive
½ cup evaporated milk
8 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
salt and pepper


Drain and rinse 4 cans of pinto beans.
Add some olive oil to a large sauce pot on medium-high heat, and sauté chopped onion for 6 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir in minced garlic and cook for another minute.
Add in your beans, 2 cups of chicken stock and ½ teaspoon both salt and pepper. Put the lid on and let it come up to a boil, then turn it down to medium-low for about 30 minutes.
Take off the lid and bring it back up to medium or medium-high to cook off some of the liquid, for about 10 minutes. Stir regularly so the beans don’t burn on the bottom.
Turn off the heat, and let the beans cool about 5 minutes. Then mash the beans with a potato masher.
Add half of the evaporated milk and continue mashing until the beans are creamy. Toss in the cheddar cheese, do not stir and let the beans rest for 5 minutes. Add in the rest of the evaporated milk and stir gently. Ideally leave some of the melted cheese in very small chunks or ribbons. Serve warm.


Homemade Refried Beans with onions, garlic, evaporated milk, and cheddar result in ooey-gooey melty cheesy creamy perfection!

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8-10 Servings


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:57am


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