Refried Pinto Beans for Burritos, Tacos or Layered Dips

Refried Pinto Beans for Burritos, Tacos or Layered Dips

Refried Pinto Beans for Burritos, Tacos or Layered Dips Pinto Beans

Don’t forget those nutritious beans!

This refried bean recipe is a great addition for filling your tacos, burritos or creating a layered dip for corn chips. Simple and simply delicious, it is packed full of flavour and  plant protein.

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan/vegetarian


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced shallots or sweet white onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tsp DYI taco seasoning, or store bought
  • 1 can refried pinto beans or use equal amount of rehydrated pinto bean flakes
  • Water to thin to desired consistency
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro to top (optional))


  • Heat olive oil in a sauce pan on medium heat and sauté shallots/onions until soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic and sauté one minute more.
  • Add taco seasoning along with a splash of water, scraping the seasoning and garlic from the bottom of the pot so it doesn’t stick.
  • Add pinto beans to sauce pan and mix to combine the onions, seasoning and garlic in the pot. Add a little water a little at a time to thin. Keep stirring until heated through.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle top with fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

Here are more taco recipes to try:

Homemade Masa Harina Flour Tacos – A Crowd Pleaser 

DYI Taco Seasoning  

Chunky Pear and Avocado Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salad, or Salsa 

Refrigerator Red Onion Pickles

Hot Pepper Peach Spread

Read up on Beans and Legumes – Part of a healthy Diet, then give some of these bean recipes a try!

Baked Beetroot Falafel

Lemony Beet Root Hummus

roasted garlic and chilli hummus

Marinaded 4 Bean Summer Salad

Mexican Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Edamame

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Inner Vision Health and Wellness Karyn Lawson RMT INHC