This makes a good Mexican party dip as well as a good side for chilli con carne. Its also great in bean nachos or just by itself with melted cheese on top. Unlike real refried beans this has no pork fat.
For a dip - make ahead of time and chill. At serving timer, put corn chips in a dish top with the refried beans, sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top and put in a medium-hot (180 C) oven for 20 minutes.
Really flavoursome, simple recipe. I made this for breakfast and would go great in a little breakfast burrito. You can add a bit more spice if you want too. - 09 Apr 2016
Took shortcuts. Ignore the 12 hour extra time of using canned beans that is only if using dry beans that need soaked not set. (sorry - I could find a way to go back and edit the original) - 03 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)
Really loved this. Made it originally to go in a burrito bowl, but had leftovers which went on crackers, as a dip with crudites, as well as just eaten with a spoon - 26 Aug 2015 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)