Cooking with dried beans enables you to use aromatics such as onions, oregano, and garlic to flavor them from the start! Refried beans are great served alongside eggs, as a dip, or inside a burrito. This recipe is simple and does not require soaking beans overnight, but does require a few hours to cook so plan accordingly. Out of pinto beans? Try substituting black beans-they work just as well!
Optional toppings: sliced or diced jalapeño, crumbled Mexican queso fresco or shredded cheese, diced white onion, diced tomato, or fresh cilantro