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Refried Beans Recipe

Refried Beans Recipe

6 servings



1 1/4 cups dried pinto beans


1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste


Cover beans with 2 inches of water in a large saucepan, heat to boiling and boil, uncovered, 2 minutes. Remove form heat, let stand, covered, 1 hour. Drain beans, cover with 2 inches of water and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beans are tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Drain, reserving 2 cups liquid.


Saute onion in lightly greased large skillet until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 cup beans and 1 cup reserved liquid to skillet. Cook over high heat, mashing beans with end of meat mallet or potato masher until almost smooth. Add half the remaining beans and liquid, continue cooking and mashing beans. Repeat with remaining beans and liquid. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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