what are Refried Beans dish

Refried Beans

Beans are a staple in every Mexican home. They are normally served freshly cooked with their juices (like Gran Luchito Cantina Beans) or fried lightly with onion and garlic and then mashed into a delicious purée that goes well with almost everything.

Once you have refried beans made at home you can use them to make a variety of meals like molletes, burritos, or nachos. They can also be served with a Mexican breakfast, or as a side dish to your main meals. By far our favourite way to enjoy a refried beans recipe is simply served warm in a bowl, garnished with crumbled fresh cheese, a drizzle of sour cream, and accompanied by Gran Luchito Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips. These chips are best dipped into the tasty beans, like we do in this quick refried bean recipe.

The best thing about Gran Luchito Refried Beans, besides being delicious, is that we do all the hard work of soaking and cooking the beans for you. All you have to do is to warm them up at home and garnish them with your favorite things. A little cooking tip here is to add a bit of water when you warm them up to adjust the consistency and make them into a more dip-like texture. Don’t know much about refried beans? Check out our blog What Are Refried Beans.

More Toppings Ideas:

  • Crispy bacon
  • Fried chorizo
  • Diced onion
  • Diced tomato
  • Chopped coriander
  • Shaved radish
  • Avocado slices
  • Sour cream
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Gran Luchito Salsa Macha
  • Feta cheese
  • Cotija cheese
  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    5 mins

  • Total time

    15 mins

  • Ideal for

    Side or Snack
  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 153 fat 5.4g saturates 1.4g carbs 20.9g sugars 1.9g fibre 0.6g protein 5.3g salt 0.57g

How to make it

  1. Open the Refried Beans sachet and squeeze its contents into a small saucepan. Add 1/2 a cup of water and stir, then bring them to a simmer over medium heat. They’re ready once the water is completely integrated and the beans are nice and warm.
  2. Pour the hot beans into a nice bowl and garnish. Drizzle the sour cream on top, add the crumbled feta, red onion, cherry tomatoes, fresh jalapeno, and scatter coriander on top.
  3. Serve warm with Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips on the side, ready to dip into your delicious authentic refried beans recipe.

What To Serve With Refried Beans

Serve this Mexican beans recipe as a starter or a side dish to any meal or with a hearty Mexican breakfast.

Ropa Vieja

Serve them as a side dish with this Ropa Vieja recipe.

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

Or alongside these Mexican Scrambled Eggs.


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Are refried beans healthy?

Our refried beans are gluten free, and a good source of nutrients like fibre, iron, magnesium, and zinc. In general though, when there is little or no added salt, refried beans are a healthy way to add protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates to your meals.

Can you freeze refried beans?

Yes you can, for up to 12 months! Freezing refried beans is a simple and practical solution for dealing with leftovers. All you need is an air-tight storage container.

What kind of beans are refried beans?

Traditionally, for Mexican style refried beans, pinto beans are used. But black beans are also wonderful prepared this way too. At Luchito for our refried beans, we use pinto beans.

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