Mexican Refried Beans

Discover this Mexican inspired refried beans, served with nachos…


  • 400 gms Pinto Beans (cooked)
  • 100 gms Onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 nos. Red Chilli
  • 4 sprigs Coriander
  • Salt to taste


  1. Rinse beans, place beans in a large pot and fill with water (approximately 7 cups.).
  2. Bring beans to a boil, then reduce to a slow simmer for 2 hours.
  3. If the water level gets low, replace with more boiling hot water.
  4. When beans are extremely soft, prepare a large skillet by heating drippings or lard over medium heat.
  5. Cook the onions, garlic and chillies until browned.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, add in about ½ cup of beans and mash with the back of spoon or mashing utensil
  7. If the mixture seems thick, add about a tablespoon of the cooking liquid from the beans.
  8. Continue to add beans and mash them together, adding liquid as necessary.
  9. Remove chillies and discard.
  10. Add garlic powder and salt to taste.

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