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Prepared refried beans

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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  1. 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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    1. re: wyogal

      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.

      1. re: wyogal

        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.

      2. 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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        1. re: Val

          I like their black beans too.

          1. re: libgirl2

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

        2. 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.

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


            I really dislike Rosarita.

            1. I think the Amy's organic ones taste decent.

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              1. re: LeoLioness

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

              2. 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.

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

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

                      1. 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.