Chipotle Refried Beans
10 ingredients or less
(½ cup per serving)
2 Tbsp (30 mL)vegetable oil
1medium onion, chopped
3cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp (4 g)ground cumin
1 tsp (2 g)paprika powder
1vegetable bouillon cube
½ tspcayenne pepper
1 pinchground black pepper
3 cups (513 g)cooked pinto beans
1½ cups (360 mL)water†
1 Tbsp (15 mL)
medium white onion
Make your own
- To a large pan on medium-high heat add the oil and onions. Cook for 5 - 7 minutes, or until the onions are golden.
- Next, add the garlic, cumin, paprika, bouillon cube, cayenne, and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute, breaking up the bouillon cube and letting the spices get fragrant and toasted.
- Add the beans, water, and chipotle. Stir and simmer uncovered on medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Transfer half of the cooked bean mixture to a tall container or bowl and blend with a immersion blender. Alternatively, blend in a regular standing blender until creamy and smooth. This step is optional.
- Use a wooden spoon to roughly mash the remaining beans in the pan, leaving some texture.
- Add the blended portion of the beans back into the pan of mashed beans, along with the lime juice and stir to combine.
- Allow it to slightly cool before serving. Top with fresh cilantro and chopped onions if desired. Enjoy!
- †Reduce the amount of water for a thicker spread that's more suitable for wraps.
- †The chipotle sauce we use is a blend of chipotle peppers with water, vinegar, and spices. We do not recommend using a mayo-based chipotle sauce in this recipe.
- This recipe keeps in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Nutrition per serving (½ cup per serving)
Calories 186 kcal
|Total fat||5.8 g|
|Saturated fat||1.0 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||26.5 g|
|Dietary fiber||8.5 g|
|Total sugars||1.5 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||14 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.3 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||4.4 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||1.6 mg|
|Vitamin K||10 μg|
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Easy and delicious! We served them in soy curl fajitas. Hubby tasted them on their own and loved them. He was so impressed that I made homemade refried beans. : ) I won’t tell him how easy it was. ; )
Hi Sadia. I am from South Africa and we do not have chipotle. What can one substitute it with?
Just made this - so yummy! Blended half in a NutriBullet and it worked well. Omitted cayenne for less heat. Very tasty (I think more tasty than store bought). And healthy so you can load up your enchilada!
Can you freeze this recipe? I'm thinking of batch cooking as the pack of pinto beans need using.
Absolutely love this recipe. We eat it as suggested but we are also find of adding a dollop of it to salads or on German rye bread toasted or sourdough bread toasted. I use it like humus in sandwiches and pickles. It really is lovely. So nutritious too as pinto beans are one of the best beans you can consume.
Be interested to see what other recipes you can come up with using pinto beans!
Absolut best! Usually make this to use in burritos, but most of the time, half of it will be gone already once I get to assemble them because I end up eating it by the spoonful. Heaven!
Great recipe ! I had never made refried beans but have since made it a few more times, easy and tasty !
Great Recipe! I already made it 3 times. Thanks for the amazing site guys.
pickuplimes is literally the BEST page ever! And this recipe is tooo good!!!!
I made this to go into the freezable breakfast wraps! My local shop was out of refried beans and on looking at the recipe I had all the ingredients, or a suitable alternative, at home. Wow, this was so easy but so delicious...no reason to buy shop-bought again! Thanks so much for sharing, the new website is out of this world! Looking forward for the breakfast wrap in the morning - I have three in the fridge and the rest in the freezer 😁❤️☀️
That's a wonderful recipe, thanks a lot for sharing it with us! It's so easy, quick and yummie! Due to availability I substituted the pinto for red kidney beans, which - at least for me - works great as well :)
I would like to make this recipe, it looks delicious! But I wonder if the chipotle sauce is actually the tabasco hot sauce, like shown in amazonFresh list, or do you mean more a chipotle dipping sauce?
Best wishes :)