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Semi-homemade Mexican refried beans

 Semi-homemade Mexican refried beans  Semi-homemade Mexican refried beans: Growing up in Texas, I love Mexican food…well, actually… I love Tex-Mex food. It is its own blend of gloriousness and the abundance of cheese in tex-mex food had me from day one. But one of my other favorite things to order at tex-mex restaurants is refried beans! This is a simple, much less time consuming and far more nutritious way to enjoy refried beans at home!

   Semi-homemade Mexican refried beans     Semi-homemade Mexican refried beans  

Semi-homemade Mexican refried beans
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 8
Carbohydrates: 37g


  • 2 15-oz. cans low sodium pinto beans
  • 4 Tbsp avocado oil divided
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning*
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tbsp of the avocado oil to the skillet and let it warm.
  • Rinse and drain the pinto beans and then add them to a blender or food processor.
  • Add in the other 2 Tbsp of avocado oil, taco seasoning, sea salt, and water. Process until the mixture is smooth.
  • Carefully transfer the beans to the oiled skillet and spread them into a thin layer, being careful to not let the oil burn you.
  • Let the beans cook for 5-6 minutes without stirring them.
  • Stir and spread them thin again letting them cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and enjoy!


*Grab my homemade taco seasoning recipe in this post.
The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g
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