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Quick and Easy Refried Beans

These refried beans are made with pinto beans, garlic, spices, and lime in just 20 minutes. A perfect recipe for Taco Tuesdays or any weeknight!
Makes:6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • ½ lime, juiced


Prep:10 mCook:10 mReady:20 m
  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Heat canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook garlic cloves in hot oil, turning once, until brown on both sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Smash garlic cloves in the skillet with a fork.
  4. Stir pinto beans, cumin, chili powder, and salt into mashed garlic and cook until beans are thoroughly heated, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Smash bean mixture with a potato masher to desired texture. Squeeze lime juice over smashed beans and stir until combined.
  6. Enjoy!

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