Whip up this easy Southern 5-minute refried beans recipe

Print this recipe
Surprise company can be a wonderful thing — unless the cupboards are bare, in which case it can be an anxious dream come true. This 5-minute refried bean recipe is the perfect answer. You almost certainly have a can of beans in the back of your pantry and some tortilla chips left over from Tex-Mex night. Dig them out and mix them with some tempting taco seasonings in your spice cabinet. That's all you need to make this deceptively simple dip, and so quickly you’ll still have time to shove all the clutter into the hall closet and change into some clean clothes.
This recipe takes just 5 minutes to make, but it’s 100 times more impressive than a prebought salsa or hummus dip. If you’re feeling particularly fancy and have 30 seconds to spare, you can garnish it with some fresh cilantro or sour cream for added oomph!
Advertisement
Cooktop Cove
Easy Southern 5-Minute Refried Beans
3
1 minute
4 minutes
5 minutes
1 can pinto beans
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of half a lime
Tortilla chips (optional)
Drain about half of the liquid from the pinto beans and pour the rest of the can into a small saucepan.
Add the spices and blend with an immersion blender until the desired consistency is reached.
Cook over a medium-high heat for 4 minutes, until hot. Add the lime juice and stir one last time to combine. Serve with chips.
Advertisement
Resources
Print this recipe

There's nothing like the rich taste of juicy tomato in the summertime. Mix that with Southern taste and you'll be left with an amazing dish!
October 21   ·  
Advertisement
Looking for a delicious sweet potato recipe? Try these!
October 20   ·  
Spring is just around the corner for those of us in the South. That means barbeques and corn on the cob!
October 19   ·  
Sweet potato casserole is a quintissential American dish. Several versions give cooks plenty of choices when planning dinner.
October 1   ·  
Before you toss those rusted pans, take a look at a few of these tips to bring new life to your cookware and other trouble spots in the kitchen.
October 14   ·  
While meatloaf is a well-known American classic, the fish actually has roots dating back to early Roman days. There are also variations served in Germany, Scandinavia, and Belgium.
October 4   ·