The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. During our research for our daily content, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in a new section titled “Did You Know?”.

For our today’s Did You Know we will look at Refried Bean fun facts

Refried Bean Fun Facts: Refried beans (Spanish: frijoles refritos) is a dish of cooked and mashed beans and is a traditional staple of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, although each cuisine has a different approach when making the dish.

  • Refried beans are only fried once. The reason for this misconception is a translation error. The originals are frijoles refritos which actually means “well fried beans” – not re-fried.
  • After being boiled and then mashed into a paste, the beans are sometimes then fried or baked, though usually neither, thus making the term “refried” even more misleading.
  • In northern Mexico and in American Tex-Mex cuisine, refried beans are usually prepared with pinto beans, but many other varieties of bean are used in other parts of Mexico, such as black or red beans.
  • Eating refried beans in place of meat two or three times a week can reduce the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet.

Refried Bean Fun Facts We May Have Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia facts about Refried Beans

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