Easy Refried Kidney Beans

This is a simple and easy recipe for basic refried kidney beans. 7 Simple Ingredients. 10 Minutes. Gluten-Free.

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Easy Refried Kidney Beans

Why search for the best canned refried beans, when you can whip up your own fresh, much tastier refried beans in less time it takes you to do a bit that google searching.

It doesn’t make sense buying canned refried beans, especially since it’s not only incredibly simple and quick, but it tends to taste so much better when you cook it yourself using fresh ingredients. It is also infinitely healthier for you, which is another massive bonus.

Our recipe for Easy Refried Kidney Beans is not only healthy, but packed with flavor and comes together in no time at all. It has a fresher, more authentic taste.

How to make healthy Homemade Refried Beans:

Easy Refried Kidney Beans

All you need is:

  1. a can of kidney beans,
  2. a bit of chopped onion,
  3. minced garlic, and
  4. a collection of spices.

Start by tossing all the ingredients into a small pan.

Easy Refried Kidney Beans

Bring everything to a boil and let it simmer. Stir it every few minutes and smash the beans until it reaches your desired consistency. We prefer chunkier refried beans.

Easy Refried Kidney Beans

And, voilà! You’re done.

See? There’s absolutely no reason to ever buy canned refried beans again.

Easy Refried Kidney Beans

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Easy Refried Kidney Beans

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Refried Kidney Beans Recipe and Nutritional Information/Calories

Easy Refried Kidney Beans

Easy Refried Kidney Beans

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Can Kidney Beans (Don’t Drain)
  • 1/4 Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp White Pepper


  • Add the beans plus the water from the can in a medium pan, over a medium heat.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients, and cook until heated through.
  • Be sure to smash the beans until they reach your desired consistency while it cooks.
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