Refried Beans are a staple in Mexican food. Gran Luchito’s smoky Chipotle Refried Beans are delicious on their own with just a bit of crumbled feta cheese, but there are so many different and interesting Mexican dishes with refried beans. With our recipes with Refried Beans we explore the many delectable ways to use this pantry staple.

Recipes with Refried Beans

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Refried Beans

From the most moreish, simple and comforting recipes including a Refried Bean Burrito and Mexican Molletes to delicious Vegan Tacos, we are sharing our most popular recipes using refried beans. If you’re unsure what exactly they are, check out our blog on What Are Refried Beans!

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Refried Beans

We are sharing with you our favourite recipes with Refried Beans for lots of inspiration on how to use this delicious and versatile pantry staple in your favourite Mexican dishes. Refried Beans are a delicious layer on nachos, a vegetarian filling in burritos or tacos or as an accompaniment to a main, and there’s much more!

Mexican food with Vegan Tacos

Vegan Tacos

The cauliflower is rubbed in Chipotle Paste before being roasted. Serve with some refried beans and guacamole for some truly epic Vegan Tacos! ... See full recipe

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Air Fryer Taquitos

Air fryer taquitos are delicious tortillas filled with a savoury filling, folded into a flute-like shape, then shallow-fried in vegetable oil till golden brown.... See full recipe

Air Fryer Burrito finished dish

Air Fryer Burrito

Make these incredible Air Fryer Burrito for a fast and easy weeknight meal. Avoid messy frying and have a hot burrito in under 5 minutes.... See full recipe



We think you'd like to try these tlacoyos at home as the perfect appetizer alongside some refried beans and tomatillo salsa for the perfect Mexican snack! ... See full recipe

Huevos Motulenos

Huevos Motuleños

Here’s our Huevos Motuleños, the ever popular Mexican breakfast recipe! Lightly fried tortillas topped with refried beans, a fried egg, tomato sauce, peas, ham and plantains.... See full recipe

Vegan Fajitas

Vegan Fajitas

Be creative with leftover veg in Vegan Fajitas with chipotle refried beans! We use tenderstem broccoli, spring onions, green beans, yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes and coriander in ours!... See full recipe

Vegan Nachos finished dish

Vegan Nachos

Looking for a recipe with layers of flavour and textures - look no further. Whether you are vegan or just fancy a meat-free meal, our Vegan Nachos really hit the spot.... See full recipe

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Easy Nachos

Easy nachos are a quick and delicious snack or appetiser that can be made with minimal effort. They typically consist of tortilla chips topped with a variety of ingredients such as cheese, beans, jalapeños, and sometimes ground beef or chicken. ... See full recipe

finished dish of chicken nachos

Chicken Nachos

The perfect movie night in nacho! Delicious nachos layered with flavourful chipotle chicken thighs, Refried Beans, cheese and a salsa that packs a punch.... See full recipe



Sopes are thick masa shaped discs, pinched on the edges to form a vessel. They’re lightly fried and typically topped with refried beans, fresh cheese and salsa.... See full recipe

Mexican Scrambled Eggs finished dish

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

This Mexican scrambled eggs recipe is all about bringing together good quality fresh ingredients including onion, chilli and tomatoes with perfectly cooked eggs.... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Chimichanga

This pulled pork chimichanga recipe is basically a crispy deep-fried burrito with pulled pork and it tastes as good as it sounds! Serve with homemade guacamole.... See full recipe

Beef Picadillo

Beef Picadillo

One of the easiest meals to prepare, beef mince is fried with onions and garlic, then cooked with diced vegetables, served with refried beans and Mexican rice on the side. ... See full recipe

what are Refried Beans dish

Refried Beans

Our favourite way to enjoy Refried Beans is served warm in a bowl, garnished with crumbled fresh cheese, a drizzle of sour cream, and our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips.... See full recipe

Refried Bean Burrito, recipes with refried beans

Refried Bean Burrito

With our Smoky Chipotle Mexican Refried Beans, the humble bean burrito is taken up a notch and packed full of flavour! Add some Serranos with it for a pop of heat!... See full recipe

Turkey Burrito

Turkey Burrito

There's nothing more satisfying than putting all of those leftovers from oyur Christmas feast or Sunday roast together into one genius Turkey Leftover Burrito.... See full recipe

Steak Nachos

Steak Nachos

Take your nachos game to the next level with our Steak Nachos recipe! Served with tender slices of steak, refried beans, grated cheese, and caramelized onions, what’s not to love?!... See full recipe

Stock up on these Gran Luchito staples to make recipes with Refried Beans

A dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste with fresh chopped tomatoes, onion and lime is a delicious topping on recipes with refried beans such as Mexican Molletes.

Homemade nachos are made even better with a layer of warm Refried Beans on top of Gran Luchito Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips – perfect with Vegan Nachos and Chicken Nachos.

Refried beans are delicious rolled up as a flavourful layer in your favourite burrito recipe and Gran Luchito Burrito Wraps are perfect for rolling up your favourite burrito recipes.

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Recipes with Refried Beans

Please see here for our most frequently asked questions about recipes with refried beans. If you’d like to ask one, please do so in the comments section below the recipe. To learn more about authentic Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

Are refried beans fried twice?

Refried beans, frijoles refritos in Spanish, means well-fried. Refried beans are cooked and then mashed with some additional flavouring such as chipotle, garlic or jalapeño to a thick consistency and then they are fried again.

What kind of beans are used in refried beans?

Gran Luchito uses pinto beans in their Chipotle Refried Beans but you can also use black beans.

What are the best store bought Refried Beans?

Gran Luchito's are made in Mexico using an authentic recipe and traditional cooking methods so we think ours are best and we hope you do too!

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