refried beans

plural noun

re·​fried beans ˈrē-ˌfrīd- How to pronounce refried beans (audio)
: beans cooked with seasonings, fried, then mashed and fried again

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Both sandwich layers of ground beef and refried beans between crispy tortillas and stack those with cheese, vegetables, sauces and other ingredients. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Dec. 2022 While those are also delicious options, molletes use refried beans as a spread on bread such as bolillo. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2022 Paul Hollywood explaining steak tacos with pico de gallo and refried beans to Prue Leith would be howlingly funny, if he weren’t positioned as an expert. Tejal Rao, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2022 Spread low-fat or vegetarian refried beans on a street taco size soft flour tortilla. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2022 Any leftover ranchero sauce and refried beans make for great dips the next day. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Aug. 2022 Spread low-fat or vegetarian refried beans on a street taco size soft flour tortilla. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2022 Any leftover ranchero sauce and refried beans make for great dips the next day. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Aug. 2022 Spread low-fat or vegetarian refried beans on a street taco size soft flour tortilla. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of refried beans was in 1957

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“Refried beans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refried%20beans. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

refried beans

noun plural
re·​fried beans (ˌ)rē-ˌfrīd- How to pronounce refried beans (audio)
: beans cooked with seasonings, fried, then mashed and fried again
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