I propose for you a vegetarian dinner, an easy homemade refried beans recipe, served with sauteed onion and fresh bread, and with some pickles next to it. It is a simple recipe and can be made very quickly, especially if we use canned beans.

Being a bean recipe, which contains a complex of carbohydrates and proteins, and which is one of the healthiest vegetables, it can be made from both dried beans and canned beans.

The version with dried beans is in my opinion much more delicious but it is also more complex and longer-lasting. This is because it must first be soaked for a few hours, after which it is preferably boiled in the juice in which it has previously boiled some smoked pork meat or bone, as in the recipe for white bean soup with smoked ribs.

But today we make the simpler version, with canned beans.

Ingredients

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Canned Beans

I chose to use two types of beans in this recipe, because being canned, so the beans are already cooked, we can combine several types. We need three cans of cannellini beans and two cans of butter beans, a total of about 1,200 g net weight.

We still need a few cloves of garlic, more precisely four.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Cleaned Garlic Cloves

As a garnish or a kind of topping, we will make a sauteed onion, for which we need three larger onions.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Three Onions

Preparing the Ingredients

We open the cans and pour their contents into a larger sieve, to drain, if you want you can rinse them with a little water.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-White Beans in the Seave

We put the beans in an electric mini chopper, and we make it into a homogeneous paste, which if it is too thick, we thin it with a little water.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-White Beans in the Electric Chopper
Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Mashed White Beans in the Electric Chopper

If you use this type of electric mini chopper, I recommend not putting all the beans at once, but in 2-3 tours. After that, put all the mashed beans in a bowl. If you want a different, coarser texture, you can also use the meat grinder, as our grandmothers did.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Mashed White Beans in the Bowl

Onions, after peeling them, chop them not very finely, so that you can feel the texture of the onion next to the bean paste.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Chopped Onions

How to Make This Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe?

In a larger saucepan, put 50 ml of sunflower oil, and grate directly into the pot the garlic cloves, then heat the oil.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Grated Garlic in the Pot

Fry the garlic a little, stirring constantly, enough to flavour the oil, for about a half of minute, taking care not to burn, then pour the mashed beans over it.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Pouring Mashed White Beans in the Pot

Season with two teaspoons of sea salt and a teaspoon of a vegetable mix for soups and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about ten minutes.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Ready to Serve

Unfortunately, when the bean cream simmer, we can start making the sauteed onions. To do this, heat 250 ml of sunflower oil in a saucepan and fry the chopped onion. Season with two teaspoons of sea salt and if necessary add a little water (about 50 ml) then simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes until onions soften.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Chopped Onions in the Pot

In the end, so that it does not burn and become bitter, we turn off the heat and add a tablespoon of sweet paprika powder, for a specific Hungarian flavor.

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Fried Onion in the Sauce Pan

This is the easy homemade refried beans recipe, as you can see it can be done in half an hour and believe me it is very tasty. Let’s serve it!

Serving

This is the way we serve this dish in the family, on a plate with sautéed onions on top and pickled cucumbers or beetroot salad next to it. But together with onions, you can fry a little sausage or smoked bacon, so delicious!

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Served With Fried Onions

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Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe-Served With Fried Onions

Easy Homemade Refried Beans Recipe

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Stew
Cuisine: Hungarian, Romanian, Transylvanian
Diet: Low Lactose, Vegetarian
Keyword: easy homemade refried beans, easy homemade refried beans recipe, homemade refried beans, homemade refried beans recipe, refried beans, refried beans recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 1054kcal
Author: Timea
I propose for you a vegetarian dinner, an easy homemade refried beans recipe, served with sauteed onion and fresh bread, and with some pickles next to it.
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Equipment

  • electric mini chopper
  • larger saucepan
  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 3 cans cannellini beans 240 g each
  • 2 cans butter beans 235 g each
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt kosher
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable mix

Sauteed Onions

  • 3 pieces onions large size
  • 250 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt kosher
  • 1 tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika powder
  • 50 ml water

Instructions

  • Open the cans and pour their contents into a larger sieve, to drain. Put the beans in an electric mini chopper, and we make it into a homogeneous paste, which if it is too thick, we thin it with a little water. Onions, after peeling them, chop them not very finely.
  • In a larger saucepan, put the sunflower oil, and grate directly into the pot the garlic cloves, then heat the oil. Fry the garlic a little, stirring constantly, enough to flavour the oil, for about a half of minute, taking care not to burn, then pour the mashed beans over it. Season with sea salt and vegetable mix for soups and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about ten minutes.
  • Heat the sunflower oil in a saucepan and fry the chopped onion. Season with sea salt and if necessary add a little water (about 50 ml) then simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes until onions soften. In the end, turn off the heat and add a tablespoon of sweet paprika powder.
  • Serve on a plate with sautéed onions on top and pickled cucumbers or beetroot salad next to it.

Nutrition

Calories: 1054kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 3039mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 11mg