These not-fried refried beans are such an easy, family favorite!
We love to have beans with our tacos on Taco Tuesdays but I never buy canned refried beans anymore because my kids just wouldn’t eat them. Honestly, now that I make up these not-fried refried beans, I don’t blame them. This version is so much tastier!!
Grab a can of your favorite beans – really any type of bean will work. All you need is some onion, garlic, a little olive oil, and a dash of coarse sea salt and you will have yourself some yummy not-fried refried beans in minutes.
Not-Fried Refried Beans
- 1 can of beans , drained
- 1 or 2 cloves garlic , smashed or diced
- A few slices of onion , chopped
- A drizzle of olive oil
- Coarse sea salt
- Cilantro or parsley , chopped (optional)
Combine the garlic, onion, coarse sea salt and olive oil in a small saucepan and heat on medium-low. Stir until the onion and garlic are almost translucent.
Add the can of drained beans. Stir well to incorporate the onions and garlic. Heat through for a minute or two.
Using a potato masher or pastry blender, mash the beans. Stir well. Mash again. If you want to add cilantro or parsley, add it at the very end. Serve!