QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS

QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS

Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com

QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS
QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS

For years I’ve wanted the refried beans I make at home to taste more like the beans I’ve enjoyed at Mexican restaurants. I’ve tried every brand refried bean there is. Well, I’ve tried all the brands I have access to. I’ve always added some water to try to make them a little creamier, or less clumpy, but that just didn’t do it for me. Finally, after experimenting, I have found the way we all like them best. I hope you enjoy my recipe for Quick Restaurant Style Refried Beans as much as we have.

A family member of mine, at one time, worked with a man who, at one point, managed a Mexican restaurant. He said that the key to making really good refried beans is adding lard. Typically, I never use lard in my cooking because I know it isn’t healthy, BUT, in this case I made an exception and tried it. I mean, it’s not like we eat them all the time. It really does make them better.

Refried beans are a great side to serve with so many different dishes and this recipe makes them even better. Seriously, it takes them to a whole new level with very few ingredients and very little time.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR MAKING QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS

Use the lard. Store the unused portion in the refrigerator.

It is so simple to make these refried beans that you can make them like this before adding them to dishes like burritos, or nachos.

Heat the pan on medium before adding the lard. Once the lard is melted, add the refried beans and cream the lard and beans together. Once those are blended and heated, add the sour cream and granulated onion powder.

GROCERY LIST

  • Canned refried beans
  • Lard – yes, I said lard…I know it’s not healthy, but everything in moderation.
  • Sour cream
  • Granulated onion powder
  • Queso Fresco cheese
  • Monterey Jack cheese

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QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS

QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS

Smooth and creamy and perfect as a side or used in a recipe
4.92 from 23 votes
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Course: Sides
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: QUICK REFRIED BEANS, QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS, REFRIED BEANS, RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Susanne

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces Canned refried beans 2 – 16 ounce cans
  • 3 Tablespoons Lard
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated onion powder
  • 4 ounces Queso Fresco cheese crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Crumble the queso fresco cheese and shred the Monterey Jack cheese and mix them together. Set aside.
  • Heat a large pan on medium heat. Add the lard and melt.
  • To the melted lard, add the beans and whisk together until emulsified.
  • Once the lard and beans are emulsified, add the sour cream and granulated onion powder. Mix together.
  • For individual servings, spread beans in a dish and top with blended cheeses. Heat in the microwave until the cheese is nice and melted.
  • Enjoy!

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