Easy Refried Beans Recipe

One Pot Refried Beans

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

Quick and easy refried beans recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 30 minutes. Loaded with pinto beans and Mexican spices.

Servings: 8 People
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade refried beans
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi


  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 1 small Jalapeno Deseeded, Diced
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 3/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 4 cups Cooked pinto beans Can be canned/drained/rinsed or boiled fresh and drained
  • 1/4- 1/3 cup Chicken broth Can use vegetable broth instead too, Low sodium
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice Preferably fresh
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro Fresh, Finely chopped, For garnish


  1. Heat butter in a large nonstick pot, over medium- high heat.

  2. Add onions, garlic, jalapeno and saute until garlic is fragrant and onion is partially softened.

  3. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin powder, pinto beans, broth, lime juice and mix until combined.

  4. Lower heat to Medium and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.

  5. Use a hand-held immersion blender or a a potato masher to mash the beans.

  6. Add more broth, if necessary, to achieve your desired consistency.

  7. Cook for another 5 minutes.

  8. Remove from heat and garish with cilantro. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Refried Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 183IU4%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.