Refried Pinto Beans

Refried Pinto Beans

Refried Pinto Beans are a delicious and easy side dish that pairs well with fajitas or pulled pork. Perfect for summertime cookouts!


Refried Pinto Beans

  • 2 Tbs coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 (24 oz.) can pinto beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbs tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs medium-heat hot sauce


  1. In a medium stovetop pot (at least 2 quarts), set heat to medium high. Once hot, begin sautéeing the onion in oil, cook for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Next, add the garlic, cilantro, cumin, oregano, cayenne, and salt. Cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  3. Then, add the pinto beans, tomato paste, hot sauce, and 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth. Heat together for a few minutes.
  4. Using a potato masher or wooden spoon, mash the beans. Continue until the beans are well mashed, adding the remainder of the vegetable broth.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Serve as a side dish.

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