Refried Beans

Refried Beans

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  • Recipe Serves10
  • Preparation Time5 min
  • Cooking Time2 hr 30 min


  • 1 lb. dry pinto beans
  • 1/4 cup lard [or vegetable oil]
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 Knorr® Onion MiniCubes, crumbled
  • 3 Knorr® Garlic MiniCubes, crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Drain and rinse. Cover beans in 2-inches water in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours or until beans are tender, adding more water if necessary, to keep beans covered.
  • Process 3 cups beans with cooking liquid in a blender or food processor until smooth. Drain cooking liquid from remaining beans and mash with potato masher. Combined with processed beans.
  • Heat lard in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook cumin about 30 seconds. Add beans, Knorr® Onion Minicubes and Knorr® Garlic MiniCubes and cook about 15 minutes, until thickened, stirring often. Sprinkle with cheese and cook covered about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.