Frijoles Recipe

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These frijoles (also know as refried beans) are a great little dish as either a Mexican side or for some serious snacking, whether you’re in front of a film or enjoying board games.

There’s no reason why you can’t play with the toppings either. All you need to complete the picture are some tortilla chips or raw vegetables for dipping.

Try putting these frijoles in a chicken burrito or serve them in a pulled pork burrito bowl.

If you don’t have time to make frijoles, our Refried Beans are a great time saver. We slowly simmer Pinto Beans with smoky Chipotle chillies, Red Peppers and Mexican spices for restaurant-style Refried Beans. Add some cooked chorizo, top with sour cream and serve with tortilla chips.


  • Prep time

    5 mins

  • Cook time

    15 mins

  • Total time

    20 mins

  • Ideal for


  • Make it


  • Serves


How to make it


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a frying pan over low heat. Add the onion and cook for 10 minutes, or until softened. You’re not trying to brown it, just sweat it down.
  2. Add the garlic and chipotle paste and cook for another few minutes.
  3. Empty the Cantina Beans and a little of their liquid into the pan. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Add everything to a food processor and blend until smooth. Empty into a bowl.
  5. Fry the chorizo in a hot frying pan until crispy. (You won’t need any oil for this as it’ll release plenty of its own fat). Once crispy, chop into smaller chunks.
  6. Drizzle over the sour cream, sprinkle over the chorizo and coriander. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks.
  7. If you do not have enough time to make this Frijoles Recipe then try our Refried Beans and top with sour cream and chorizo.

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This is one of the first recipes we created for the Chipotle Paste and its great to have the time to go back and revisit it. Due to the lockdown I didn’t have any onions, sour cream or coriander but I substituted these with shallots, greek yoghurt and oregano. I topped with pancetta cubes and avocado. I ate the whole thing for lunch and have never been happier. 😛

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