instant refried beans

I almost got in trouble the other night.  We were going to have Mexican and there were no beans.  Yes~ that’s a huge deal in my house.  It’s up there with: running out of toilet paper, running out of ketchup, running out of ranch, and running out of cheese.   I literally get in trouble when those things are out.  What’s trouble for me?

“What the @$%& , baby?!”

No, I don’t get the beat down for running out of assorted condiments, but I do get the curse word, followed by a term of endearment.

So, it’s not that bad.

Anyway… my resourceful self had a can-o-pinto beans on hand, and about 30 seconds to spare. Yay me! 30 free seconds! I whipped up some ” white – trash – gringo -style – refried” beans.

They weren’t that all bad, either.

Hubby said, “Good job, baby.” No curse words. Sweet.

Need pics?

Beans, beans, good for your heart……ahhh. you know the rest.

Now~ you guys are kind of on your own with seasonings- I will tell you approximately how much and what I added, but taste yours to see if it’s fittin’ to your buds.  (Taste-buds, that is.)

Give it a whirl.

Then, place it in a nice dish, top with cheese and microwave it enough to heat it through.

There you go.

Now I am not claiming these are “traditional” they are just good enough to keep you out of trouble, and to avoid a trip to the store.  Easy enough, right? Right!

So… what gets you “in trouble” at home?

Recipe: instant refried beans

Summary: an instant way to create a side dish


  1. 1 can of either pinto or black beans
  2. 1 tsp cumin
  3. 1/2 tsp garlic
  4. 1/2 tsp onion powder
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 tsp pepper
  7. 2 tbs melted butter (or oil)


  1. Drain beans, add seasonings and pulse in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Season to taste.
  3. Place in a dish, top with cheese and heat thoroughly.

Culinary tradition: Mexican

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