Refried beans are one of my favorite comfort foods. Find out how this Homemade Refried Beans recipe stacked up to the local restaurants.

Refried beans are one of my favorite comfort foods. They are a must-have whenever we go to Mexican restaurants. I wasn’t sure how homemade refried beans would measure up to the standards of the professionals. I’m happy to report that the restaurants may have a bit of competition! (wink)

Homemade Refried Beans
After cooking my pinto beans, I whipped out my cast iron skillet excited to get going. I poured my oil in the pan and began mashing.

Homemade Refried Beans

I continued mashing, and mashing, and…(you get the point!) I highly recommend that you invest in a potato masher if you don’t already have one. Honestly it didn’t take that long to mash them.

Refried beans are one of my favorite comfort foods. Find out how this Homemade Refried Beans recipe stacked up to the local restaurants.
This was about as creamy as I could get them by hand. (One of those fancy hand mixers would be perfect to use for this project!) I like very creamy refried beans so I have to admit that I wasn’t sure if I was going to like them. So, I decided to run them through the blender. And voila they turned out perfect!

 

Refried beans are one of my favorite comfort foods. Find out how this Homemade Refried Beans recipe stacked up to the local restaurants.

I plan to freeze some and I’ll definitely be making these again.