My Authentic Refried Beans are a staple for any Mexican meal, need no pre-soaking, are creamy, well seasoned and I share with you my secret flavor weapon.
I also enjoy the pinquinto beans if can find them. Rancho Gordo is the brand. They are small then pinto beans and creamier when mashed I feel.
We are actually frying the beans and my little secret and why I really don't add much salt at all to my beans is that I use bacon fat that I save. That stuff is liquid gold people. Save it! It delivers a wonderful level of flavor to the beans. BUT if you don't like or eat bacon then use regular lard.