Sure you can just open a can of refried beans, but after you try these you’ll never do that again.
We probably eat these beans at least once a week! I cook and freeze extra pinto beans to make this a simple quick recipe for busy nights.
Our favorite recipe for refried beans is Tostadas!
2 cups cooked pinto beans, or 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained.
½ tsp. sea salt
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
⅛ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Up to ¼–½ cup water *
Preheat oven to 350°
Rinse and drain beans.
Combine all ingredients and ¼ cup of the water in a blender, or food processor. *Add more water to reach desired consistency.
Place refried beans in an oven safe dish warm in oven for about 15 minutes.
Note: Store remaining tomato paste in the freezer by freezing individual 1 Tbsp. portions and then placing them all in a glass jar or freezer bag.