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Frijoles Refritos con Queso Oaxaca

Cheesy Refried Beans

Chef Adriana Martin
Cheesy refried beans made with Oaxaca cheese and homemade pinto beans or bayos. Served with freshly made flour tortillas. A classic from Mom's recipe box and ready in just minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish or Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 10 servings


  • 4 cups cooked pinto beans or bayo beans
  • 1 teaspoon corn oil or pork lard
  • 1 cup shredded Oaxaca cheese
  • 10 flour tortillas or a bag of corn chips


  • Place the IMUSA 4QT Deep Pan Jumbo Cooker in the stove and add the corn oil or pork lard if you want to add more flavor.
  • Let the oil warm up and add the pinto beans. Mash the beans with the IMUSA masher until a bean puree is obtained.
  • Add the Oaxaca cheese and cover with the lid. Turn off the heat and let the cheese melt.
  • Warm the flour tortillas in the IMUSA comal and stuff with the cheesy refried beans.
  • Fold the warm tortilla and serve with a side of salsa verde sauce.


  • The cheesy refried beans can be served as dip paired with corn chips for a warm appetizer.
  • Oaxaca cheese can be replaced with mozzarella cheese or white Monterrey Jack Cheese.
  • The homemade pinto beans can be substituted with canned beans.
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