Turn a can of refried beans into restaurant quality in a matter of minutes!
Mexican food is far and beyond my MOST FAVORITE food. I never seem to tire of it. Typically when you ask someone what their favorite restaurant is, it’s something they think of that is really special, like a special occasion type of thing. Not me. I always say my favorite little Mexican place. The margaritas are good, the Dos Equis Amber is cold, the chips and salsa are homemade and the food is FABULOUS!
(plus I don’t have to dress up if I don’t feel like it, no judging, just good food.)
I love how the refried beans at a Mexican place are so creamy and taste so much better than the canned stuff. Did you know though, that making the canned ones TASTE like the restaurant ones is super duper easy?
How do you say easy in Spanish? — “fácil”
I used to have a friend many years ago that was Mexican, and she was a fantastic cook. She told me that adding milk to the canned beans was her mom’s secret, and that works, too. I have to say, though that adding sour cream is even better! It gives them just a slight tang with a smooth creaminess to them.
Serve them up as a side dish or with a bowl of chips for dipping. Either way, it’s a “ganador” (WINNER) of a recipe!
I always buy the Old El Paso Fat-Free Refried beans, they always turn out perfectly, and they are lower in fat and have loads of fiber!
Using this recipe, you can quickly turn these beans into a Restaurant Style Bean Dip!
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Ready? Let’s cook!
- 16 ounce can Refried Beans
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1-3 teaspoons of hot sauce (depending on the heat you want)
- shredded cheddar cheese
- In saucepan on the stove, or in a microwaveable bowl, stir ingredients together and cook until heated through.
- Top with cheese and serve.
- *Note: I use fat free beans and fat free sour cream and it works great!*
- Can also be baked with cheese on top and makes a great (and EASY) dip!