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Canned Refried Beans Restaurant Style

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When I made the easy cheese enchilada recipe I shared yesterday, I wanted to enjoy some refried beans. However, I wanted them to be more like the kind you get at Mexican Restaurants. So I did a google search for canned refried beans restaurant style. After some research, this recipe is what I settled on to turn those canned beans into those creamy restaurant style beans.

All you need is a little butter along with some sour cream. Just melt the butter in a sauce pan. Then, once you melt that, you can add in the refried beans. Stir the butter into the beans. Allow the beans to be heated through.

Canned Refried Beans Restaurant Style | realmomkitchen.com

Once the beans are heated through, it’s time for the sour cream. Just mix in 1/4 cup sour cream. This adds the creaminess you need.

To serve, I love to add a spoon ful to the plate and top it wiith some shredded cheese. Now they are just like the refried beans you get at the reaturant. I love to eat mine with tortilla chips. My daughter loves to just eat them with a spoon!

Here is what you need to make the

Canned Refried Beans Restaurant Style

Canned Refried Beans Restaurant Style | realmomkitchen.com

Canned Refried Beans Restaurant Style

Real Mom Kitchen

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 16 oz can refried beans
  • ΒΌ cup sour cream
  • optional - cheese to taste


  • In a medium sauce pan, add the butter and melt over medium heat.
  • Add in the can of refried beans and stir to combine. Once to combined, allow to heat through.
  • Add in the sour cream and stir to combine. Cook until heated though. To serve, place a large spoonful of beans on the plate and sprinkle with cheese. Serves 4-6.
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Recipe is adapted from Frugal Hausfrau.

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  1. I made this tonight and it tasted great! I used a plain store brand 16oz can of refried beans. My teen son said it tasted just like our favorite Mexican restaurant. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m sure this would work great with any can of refried beans, but I’m curious which brand you usually pick up? I’m excited to make this, your enchiladas, and your Instant Pot Mexican Rice (we make that rice often! It’s a fav). Thanks for all your work on this site. I visit often and we’ve found several favorites here. πŸ™‚