A Mexican dish that is made from cooked red beans or pinto beans, which are mashed and then fried in fat or lard. Refried Beans are served as a side dish with other Mexican foods or as an ingredient in various food dishes prepared with the beans as a base. In Spanish, Refried Beans are referred to as "frijoles refritos" meaning, "well fried beans."
Sautéing is a great cooking method to use for cooking green beans fresh from the garden. Blanching the beans before sautéing will produce beans that are bright green, enhancing the appearance of the finished dish.