Soak the pinto beans, it’s easiest to soak them overnight. If you did not soak them, you can still make this recipe by increasing the water and cooking time.
Cook the pinto beans covered, then uncovered for an hour until they are completely softened.
Heat oil in a large skillet, and fry them while mashing. Spoon in the leftover broth as needed to reach desired consistency.
I love serving these refried beans alongside some homemade Mexican rice with our meals. Or using these in some Wet Burritos, or tacos.
Do I have to fry the beans? No! You can skip this step. Simply spoon into a large bowl and mash. They don’t need to be fried. Can I use canned beans? Yes. Drain and rinse the beans and continue with the recipe from step 5.