Refried Love

Chances are that if I don’t post a picture of my dinner on a given night, I’m eating one thing.


I really, really like refried beans. Specifically, I really like Old El Paso fat-free refried beans. Other brands just don’t do it for me. I guess this started in college. I had a friend named Lindsey who turned me onto the beans. She used to call them “reefers.” (I almost entitled this post “Reefer Love” but decided against that!) I’ve been obsessed ever since. Seriously, ask anyone that’s lived with me. I eat these suckers a lot.

Sometimes I eat them in burritos but usually I just mix them up with some veggies and some salsa.


Today I had some chips on the side, but I don’t always. I also had a dollop of cottage cheese because I was feeling fancy. And also it was about to go bad.

The beans are always mixed with salsa. I don’t like them when they’re not. If I’m eating them as a dip, they can be cold, but if I’m eating them mixed with vegetables or by themselves, they have to be warmed up. I’m not sure why I came up with these bean rules, but that’s the way it goes.

And I wonder why I’m gassy all the time.


12 responses to “Refried Love

  1. Haha – I’m a big fan of “reefers” too. So easy and good!

  2. Yum, yum, yum. I love the TJ”s brand refried beans. It’s definitely easier to eat in a burrito than black beans, which always fall out the back of the tortilla. 😉

  3. I have about 6 cans of those in my pantry at this very moment! I wrap em’ in tortillas and bake them for cheater enchiladas.

  4. in high school one of my favorite meals was ff refried beans and American cheese in taco shells. it was awesome

  5. Before I moved in w/ my boyfriend, I used to just eat those out of the can with tortilla chips. I need to start doing that again, he can fend for himself!

  6. I never think to buy refried beans…I need to remember that!

  7. lol, good choice on title selection. I love refried beans! I should incorporate them into my eating repetoire more.

  8. You’ve inspired me to have refried beans for dinner. Mmmmmm, I’m going to have them with guacamole!!!!!!

  9. I love them too! I like TJs refried black beans best. Deliciousness.

  10. I love refried beans, and usually go with Old El Paso, but have a can of TJ’s in the cupboard. I’m curious to compare them too.

    I like to use refried beans in cheese quesadillas too – such an easy addition.

  11. i love refried beans! have you ever tried refried black beans? they are pretty darn tasty too!