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Frijoles Refritos (Refried Beans)

Refried Beans


  • 4 cups pinto beans, cooked and mashed
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 1/2 pound Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salsa De Chile Colorado


  1. Mash beans in skillet and add hot oil. Mix well. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook over very low heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Before serving, refry beans by adding 2 tablespoons smoking hot fat, shredded cheese to taste and some salsa. Stir briskly over high heat.

Yield: 6 servings