Whenever we have family over for tacos, they’re always raving about how delicious these refried beans are. Serve them as a side dish for tacos or enchiladas, or whip up some nachos supreme. You can easily adjust the seasoning to your taste by adding more cayenne, and even an addition of minced jalapeno would be a great way to kick up the heat.
This recipe is super freezer friendly too – why not whip up a huge batch while you’re at it & freeze half for later? Then when taco night rolls around you simply defrost your deliciously awesome refried beans – you’ll never buy the canned ones again! An easy freezer method I use is to freeze these beans in ice cube trays, then pop the cubes into a large gallon freezer bag. That way you can easily take out individual ‘bean cube’ portion sizes as needed and simply microwave. I learned this method from making homemade baby food & it was so convenient, I started doing this with many other recipes such as this one. Enjoy!