Quick and Easy Refried Beans

These refried beans are perfect if you don't like the canned ones and you're short on time. They're easy and delicious!


    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • salt to taste
    • ½ lime, juiced


  1. Gather all ingredients.\
  2. Heat canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook garlic cloves in hot oil, turning once, until brown on both sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Smash garlic cloves in the skillet with a fork.
  4. Stir pinto beans, cumin, chili powder, and salt into mashed garlic and cook until beans are thoroughly heated, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Smash bean mixture with a potato masher to desired texture. Squeeze lime juice over smashed beans and stir until combined.
  6. Enjoy!