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How To Make Canned Refried Beans Taste Like Restaurant Style

This is an easy hack for How To Make Canned Refried Beans Taste Like Restaurant Style! You can serve these as a side dish or as a dip. The secret ingredient is a stick of butter!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: refried beans
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 198kcal
Cost: $1.80


  • saucepan
  • mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoons


  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter cut into 16 pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon Valentina Mexican Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • 2 Tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sliced jalapeños optional


  • Place the refried beans, cut up pieces of butter, hot sauce, and cumin in a medium saucepan.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until the heated through and the butter has melted completely, about 4-5 minutes. You’ll want to stir often.
  • Transfer the beans to a serving dish and top with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sliced jalapeños(optional).


Serving: 0.33cup | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 563IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg