These refried beans are made with just 5 simple ingredients! They're creamy, hearty, and satisfying. Pair this versatile dish with tortilla chips, sopes, tostadas, and quesadillas.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low, then sauté the diced onions for 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic and any optional seasonings, cooking for another 1-2 minutes.
Stir in the cooked beans along with ⅔ cup reserved cooking water and a pinch of salt.
For a rustic texture, mash the beans directly in the pan using a potato masher. For a smoother consistency, transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and pulse together until your preferred texture is achieved.
Taste and adjust the salt or other seasonings to your preference. Serve refried beans immediately while warm.