Mexican Refried Beans

An ultimate comfort food, Mexican refried beans are just that--pinto beans fried after their original cooking with lard, onions, and garlic. Worth the extra time to make them yourself, refried beans are a fantastic, fresh-cooked side to any Mexican meal.

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How to Make Refried Beans

Instead of reaching for the prepared can at the supermarket, learn how to make refried beans for your next Mexican meal. When cooked from scratch, this dish will be lower in fat and sodium than the canned convenience product. Refried beans are an ideal side dish for tacos, but they can also be used inside tortillas or as part of a layered dip.

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Pace Salsa & Picante

Crisp, cheesy, spicy and satisfying all describe these easy-to-make snacks. Beans, Pace® Picante and shredded cheese are layered with onion in between tortillas and baked in a hot oven to a golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve with extra Pace® Picante Sauce.

Total: 20 mins

Baked Mexican Pie

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr

Refried Black Beans

Taste of the South
Total: 57 mins

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Better Homes and Gardens

Mexican Pizza


Refried beans and salsa stand in for marinara sauce in this tasty Mexican Pizza recipe. Take the toppings South of the border, too, by sprinkling on corn, chopped avocado and cilantro.

Total: 40 mins

Mexican Seven-Layer Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Pre-made refried beans, guacamole and salsa make it possible to toss together this showstopping Mexican dip in a matter of minutes.

Steak and Mushroom Burrito

Family Circle

These super-stuffed burritos are filled with strips of grilled steak and meaty portobello mushrooms.

Tombstone Taco Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken & Millet Burrito

Family Circle

Spicy Eggs with Beans and Salsa

Ladies' Home Journal

Chilly-Weather Chili

Midwest Living

The hot and spicy taco flavor of this ground beef and double bean chili will chase away winter's chills.

Spicy Adobo Pork Tostadas

Better Homes and Gardens

Burrito Casserole

Family Circle

Huaraches con Carnitas

Better Homes and Gardens

Huaraches, masa tortillas piled with toppings are a popular street food in Mexico. Try this homemade variation that calls for slow roasted pork carnitas.

Chicken and Bean Tacos

Better Homes and Gardens

When you need dinner in a hurry, these hearty tacos go together in next to no time.

Total: 20 mins

Huevos Rancheros Tacos

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins
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