How To Season Canned Refried Beans?

How to spice up canned refried beans?

The canned refried beans taste good enough without needing to cook or adding anything else. However, you can make it a little better by adding more flavors yourself.


  • 1 can refried beans (about 16 oz)
  • 2 tbsp of bacon grease
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ½ tsp of onion and garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • A saucepan
  • A spoon


  • Place the bacon grease to a saucepan over medium-low heat until it’s melted
  • Add chopped onion to the pan and saute it to golden and tender
  • Stir in the canned refried beans 
  • Season with onion and garlic powder, also salt and pepper to your liking
  • Stir the mixture constantly for a few minutes until warmed through then serve hot


  • Use vegetable oil or any cooking oil or butter as a substitute if you don’t have bacon grease
  • Shredded cheese goes well with the beans so you can optionally garnish the dish with cheese

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