I've been making my own refried beans for quite some time now. They're easy to make, much cheaper than store bought, and delicious! I like to add a bunch of chopped jalapeños to my refried beans to make them spicy.
3 cups pinto beans
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon lime juice (lemon juice works too)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
1/4 cup chopped jalapeños (optional)
salt to taste (use less if your beans were salted)
-Add oil to a large pan on medium heat, add beans and fry for 5 minutes.
-Add spices (except salt) and water. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until most of the water is gone.
-Mash up the beans with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon.
-Add lime juice and optional coconut oil and jalapeños.
-Turn off heat and mix everything together.
-Add salt to taste.
You can use canned beans or cook beans from scratch, that will just take longer and need to be planned in advance!