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Prepared refried beans

randyjl Jun 5, 2012 08:59 AM

Can anyone recommend a canned, etc refried bean? Please no admonsihments about making my own. I am single and when I have the craving, I just want some with no hassle.

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    LauraGrace Jul 11, 2012 09:04 PM

    Do you have a Whole Foods nearby? Mine carries a few varieties which are delicious -- black bean and chipotle, pinto and green chile, and a couple others. I like them all.

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      rochfood Jul 10, 2012 05:24 PM

      Just had the regular Casa Mamita ones from Aldi. They were tasty.

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        John Francis Jul 10, 2012 05:21 PM

        I've enjoyed Old El Paso traditional and vegetarian, and Goya refried pinto beans and black beans.

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          pie22 Jul 8, 2012 03:07 PM

          i grew up with both ortega and old el paso canned vegetarian refried beans. as a child my mom would add some water to thin them out, taco seasoning and chili pepper before stuffing them in enchiladas and tacos. now that i am cooking, i do the same along with sautéed onions, garlic, canned green chillies and if it is for a non-veg crowd...it is all started in some bacon with it's fat.

          1. Bacardi1 Jun 7, 2012 12:08 PM

            Lord - I wish I could remember the brand, because I know that this will most likely not help you - but I recently bought a can of "Spicy Refried Beans", & it was the best ever!!!! Plan to buy more, so when I next hit the market, I'll try to remember to come back & post the brand.

            The beans were "beany", & the seasoning/spicing was through the roof. Great stuff, & SO much better than the usual bland pap.

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              LeoLioness Jun 7, 2012 11:13 AM

              I think the Amy's organic ones taste decent.

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                rcallner Jul 8, 2012 02:31 PM

                Agreed on Amy's Vegetarian - the Traditional style are delicious.

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                seamunky Jun 7, 2012 11:00 AM

                La Costena. Look for the cans that are "Product of Mexico". This is what the can looks like:


                I really dislike Rosarita.

                1. cayjohan Jun 7, 2012 10:49 AM

                  Kuner's brand refried black beans are always in my pantry, I think they're terrific...seasoned with lime and jalapeño, good flavor. I sometimes doctor them, but find it's not necessary. Great quick lunch fixings to have on hand.

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                    Val Jun 5, 2012 09:44 AM

                    La Preferida makes a decent product, I usually get their organic refried black beans...and yes, I add more sauteed garlic & onions to it, along with peppers as others have advised.

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                      libgirl2 Jul 10, 2012 02:39 PM

                      I like their black beans too.

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                        Val Jul 10, 2012 05:32 PM

                        good to know, libgirl2...thanks...will check out their black beans too!

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                      wyogal Jun 5, 2012 09:00 AM

                      I like the vegetarian, low sodium ones, then add butter, maybe a bit of green chilies or chipotle. I forgot the brand name.

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                        katecm Jun 5, 2012 09:37 AM

                        Yup to the flavorings, and I also like to soften them with some added liquid. Makes a good burrito filling, especially if you also stir in some whole beans for texture.

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                          JerryMe Jun 7, 2012 11:39 AM

                          I prefer the vegetarian ones also. They taste better and the brand I get here is Rosarita's. I rarely add more to them except cheese, though.

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