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Sazón Refried Beans

  • Author: Rob Newsome
  • Prep Time: 7
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 can of lower sodium pinto beans, rinsed thoroughly removing all canning juices
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil (any neutral oil will do)
  • ¾ tablespoon organic Humboldt Sazón
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken stock, vegetable stock or even water


  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium-low heat.  Add onions and cook until edges barely begin to brown. 
  2. Add sazón and stir continuously for 30 seconds to bloom the spices. 
  3. Add beans and stock (or water), cover, and stir every two minutes or less until beans are hot and begin to break down (usually about 10-15 minutes). 
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste (likely need very little, if any). For a rustic dish, mash with a spoon.  For a smoother dish, place in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • Category: Beans
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Caribbean