Frijoles Refritos Estilo Texas ~ Texas Style Refried Beans

Frijoles Refritos Estilo Texas ~ Texas Style Refried Beans Recipe Card
Frijoles Refritos Estilo Texas ~ Texas Style Refried Beans Recipe Card
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Frijoles Refritos Estilo Texas is a Tex-Mex recipe for tasty refried beans with pulled pork and jalapenos mixed in. Texas Style Refried Beans are prepared using a method that adds pulled pork, onions, and jalapenos with a few spices to give an added flavor to the same old boring refried beans.

This dish can stand on its own and be served with some tortilla chips, or pair it with some Mexican Yellow Rice as a side to Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce for the perfect dinner tonight. So get to cooking, and turn those frowns upside down at the dinner table tonight.

Frijoles Refritos Estilo Texas ~ Texas Style Refried Beans

Frijoles Refritos Estilo Texas ~ Texas Style Refried Beans

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
This is such a versatile dish you can use it with almost any meal. It adds a bit of "jet fuel" to your same old boring refried beans. So bring it up a notch and give these Texas Style Refried Beans a try.

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 4 people


For the Beans

  • ½ lbs dried pinto beans
  • water
  • 2 sprigs oregano
  • 1 medium white onion ½ minced (about ½ cup), ½ left whole
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt

For the Refried Beans

  • 1 cup pulled pork
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a large pot, cover the beans with cold water by at least 2 inches. Add herb sprigs, the whole onion half, and garlic cloves and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until beans are very tender, about 1 to 2 hours.
  • Season with salt. Drain beans, reserving bean-cooking liquid. You should have about 3 cups of cooked beans; if you have more, measure out 3 cups of beans and reserve the rest for another use. Discard herb sprigs, onion, and garlic.
  • In a large skillet, heat the pulled pork over medium-high heat to render the fat. Add the minced onion and diced jalapeno, stirring occasionally, until onions and jalapenos are tender.
  • Stir in beans and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the reserved bean cooking liquid, chili powder and cumin. Using bean masher, potato masher, or back of a wooden spoon, smash the beans to form a chunky purée; alternatively, use a stick blender to make a smoother purée. Thin with more bean cooking water until desired consistency is reached.
  • If refried beans become too wet, simmer, stirring, until thickened; if they become too dry, add more bean-cooking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed. Season with salt and serve.
  • Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese.


Because you only need 1 cup of pulled pork the cooking instructions for that are not in this recipe. We assume you can get 1 cup of cooked and pulled pork.  We had pulled pork leftover from another recipe we made and used it for this recipe.
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