A Mexican side sensation everyone will want to try!


The words Refried Beans come from the Spanish name for the dish—frijoles refritos. In Spanish “refritos” means “well fried”.

Refried Beans are a great side option to eat with a delicious and juicy steak, enchiladas, and especially your favorite José Olé taquitos and burritos.

Tasty Refried Beans

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes


4 Cups Cooked Beans (Pinto or Black)
3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Chopped Onion
5 Cloves Garlic (minced)
2 1/2 Tsp Cumin
2 Tsp Paprika
2 Tsp Sea Salt
1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp Pepper
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Jose Ole Beef & Cheese Burritos


1. Place the beans in a large bowl, cover with an ample amount of water and allow to soak overnight.
2. The next day, drain and rinse the beans. Cover them with fresh water and continue to let soak until tender. You will cook them later.
3. In a large pot or saucepan, saute the onions in the oil until they are soft and translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the beans. If the beans are too thick, you can add extra water or milk to reach the desired consistency.
5. Stir in the cumin, paprika, salt, chili powder, and black pepper. Allow it all to cook on low heat for 10-20 minutes.
6. Once the beans have cooked down for a while and the flavors have had time to incorporate, mash them with a potato masher.
7. Place a serving of beans on each plate, top with shredded cheese and your favorite José Olé Burrito. Enjoy!