Homemade Re Fried Beans With Homemade Fajita Seasoning

This recipe is my husband’s creation.  Like I’ve said before, he’s more the fan of tex-mex food than I am.  I mean, I like it as long as it is not too spicy.  He loves to load on the hot sauce. 🙂  Most canned re-fried beans have that gross metallic aftertaste as only canned products do not to mention preservatives to keep it shelf-stable.  This homemade refried bean recipe  is far tastier and better for you!

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In addition to this yummy recipe, he also created a homemade fajita seasoning.  If you didn’t know (I didn’t until recently), most store bought spice mixes contain MSG.  Yuck!  It is pretty easy (and much cheaper), to make your own.  If you are interested in his other recipes, click here and here.  This would go great with my Homemade Tortilla Chips!

Homemade Re Fried Beans with Fajita Seasoning

Homemade Re Fried Beans With Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Prep Time 20 min Serves 1 cup     adjust servings


    Homemade Re Fried Beans

    • 2 cups beans that were soaked overnight, and then boiled until soft. You can also use canned beans.
    • 1/4 cup yellow onions rough chopped
    • 2 tsp fajita seasoning
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 T oil of choice, I used walnut oil

    Homemade Fajita Seasoning

    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 1/4 tsp oregano


    1. In a pan, saute the onion with the oil for about five minutes or until nice and soft.
    2. Add the beans and the seasoning into pan and saute for another five or so.
    3. Remove from heat, and put contents in the food processor.
    4. Add water and blend until smooth. That’s it.


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    37 thoughts to “Homemade Re Fried Beans With Homemade Fajita Seasoning”

      1. My husband wrote that post. What he meant to say is that we used dried beans and soaked them in water to hydrate them over night. You can use canned bean as well though. No questions are silly. :)
    1. so the beans are just soaked overnight and not cooked further? thanks for all of your recipes..and providing great alternatives to not-so-safe products!
        1. Noticed people are asking several of the same questions.... What does hydrated beans mean and do you cook the beans at all. You might want to edit the post to add these details in, so that those that don't read comments know :) And I love re fried beans and glad you made an easy recipe for them!!! Hugs
    2. I just purchased my first jar of coconut oil. Do you think I could use that for the oil? Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes!
    3. Im not a huge fan of tex-mex food either, but my family is so I am excited to make this for them! Even I will eat these beans, which I normally do not!
      1. These are so good! We spread them out on some Food for Life sprouted corn tortillas and make a cashew cheese sauce. So yummy! I hope you like them!
    4. So funny you posted this!! We LOVE re-fried beans but I hate buying the canned ones! Was actually thinking "Man I need to figure out a good recipe for these" and poof here it is!!
    5. First... I love that your husband is involved. That's awesome! Second... I always make my own refried beans from canned pinto beans. Third... Mine have never tasted this good!!!! THANK YOU! Great recipe. I also saved the fajita seasoning recipe. My grandmother and I are allergic to MSG so we have to check things for it.
      1. Can I ask how you find out you have an allergy to msg? I've started to notice not feeling well after eating preservatives etc.
    6. Hi! Black beans work GREAT! They taste amazing as refried beans. In fact my kids enjoy them more than pinto's. We like to add fresh cilantro to our beans or even dried if fresh isn't available. Also, I always wished there were posts with some spice and more flavors so I excitingly request that your husband add some more flavorful and spicy recipes (with and/or without heat) I enjoy his added ideas for dinner. I am so excited to find a homemade fajita "mix." Does he know how to tweek it for more of a taco seasoning? My son loves tofu and I want to chop some up with a taco seasoning (similar to how chipotle does their sofritas) Please tell him thank you so much too. You guys are a great pair on this blog.
      1. Good to know about the black beans. I will ask him about the taco seasoning and tell him that you enjoy his ideas and input. He will be very pleased. I think he really does put his heart into the dishes he creates. I will ask him to do a few more. :)
      1. I'm not sure. I haven't tried freezing them. I think it could work. If you do, I would pull them out and let them thaw on the counter. Once thawed, you can reheat as you would anything else.
    7. Make your beans in a crock pot - don't have to soak the means overnight - just throw everything in the crock and cook on high for about 4 hours then mash and done.

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