Thursday, September 6, 2012

Quick & Easy Refried Beans

Is it possible to make canned refried beans taste delicious?  You bet your sweet Rosarita it is.  Whenever I make tacos or fajitas or any kind of Mexican dish, these are the beans I make to serve as a side dish.  They are delicious - so delicious that I've had to go from using just one can of refried beans to using two because my husband wanted more.

Here's how to make the magic happen:

2 16-ounce cans of refried beans (I use whatever brand is on sale)
1 1/2 Tbs bacon grease (Or whatever oil you have.  Please start saving that bacon grease!)
1 tsp minced jarred garlic (OR 2 garlic cloves minced)
1 Tbs dried minced onions
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
2 oz. cream cheese

Throw everything in a pot or skillet.  Heat it up enough for the cream cheese and bacon grease to melt.  Stir it up.  Serve warm.

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** 12/15/12 - I've altered this recipe a bit. I think the original recipe was too garlic-y and too much cumin. The recipe that's shown is the current recipe.**
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  1. I love your recipe, I always "Doctor" the beans, who can stand them right out of the can. In this part of the country we have to spice things up a bit, don't we. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Thank you for stopping by, Miz Helen!

  3. Making this for a side with dinner tonight! Thanks!

  4. Making this for a side with dinner tonight! Thanks!

  5. I hope it turned out good for you, Kerry! Thanks for visiting!!


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