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Easy Refried Kidney Beans

A simple and easy Homemade Mexican Refried Red Kidney Beans recipe. Made from scratch. Perfect for a Mexican Feast. 7 Simple Ingredients. 10 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Vegan.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 8.68kcal


  • 1 Can Kidney Beans (Don't Drain)
  • ¼ Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon White Pepper
  • to taste Salt


  • Add the beans (including the liquid) from the can into a medium sauce pan, over a medium heat.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients, and cook until heated through.
  • While it cooks, be sure to smash the beans until they reach your desired consistency.


Tips and Tricks:

  1. Add vegetable stock if the refried beans get too thick.
  2. If it’s too saucy, just keep simmering for a few minutes longer.
  3. If you would like a very smooth final product - use an immersion blender.
  4. Draining the beans: We always buy canned beans in brine. The ingredients are beans, water and salt. Check the label.


Calories: 8.68kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.73g | Protein: 0.35g | Fat: 0.22g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 598.61mg | Potassium: 29.54mg | Fiber: 0.53g | Sugar: 0.38g | Vitamin A: 296.5IU | Vitamin C: 0.74mg | Calcium: 3.3mg | Iron: 0.34mg