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Refried beans

This recipe for refried beans is one of the easiest and most authentic recipes you will find. Use these refried beans to make tquitos, to make soups or other Mexican dishes.
10 mins
20 mins
30 mins
12 servings
Calories: 76kcal


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups pinto beans or black beans
  • 4 cups water
  • pinch of salt


  • Set the Instant Pot in the sauté function. Add the oil and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes or until the onion begins to brown.
  • Add beans, water, and cover. Close the valve to the sealing set and program the Instant pot to the beans function, set the time for 20 minutes in the normal setting.
  • When the pot beeps turn it off. Open the valve to release steam, and when the safety button is down, open it.
  • Add a good pinch of salt and with an immersion blender blend the beans until you achieve the consistency you like.



If you like your beans to be more loose and an extra cup of water to the cooking process.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Basics
Cuisine: Mexican vegan
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: no-lard refried beans, vegan refried beans
Author: Piloncillo&Vainilla