One of my favorite side dishes growing up was my mom's refried beans. She often made them with beef tacos or flank steak. It is really delicious. I made tacos tonight, and wanted to make refried beans as my side dish. This really goes along well with just about anything. Plus, it's really easy to make and pretty inexpensive at that. Enjoy!
2 cans pinto beans
1 cup store bought salsa like Picante brand
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup shredded mexican cheese
1/2 tsp salt
First take out a large sautee pan and add the olive oil. Set the burner to medium heat. Once the pan is warm add in the diced onion and sautee till the onions are translucent about 5 minutes. Add the beans into the pan (including the liquid) and stir. Let simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then, take a potato masher and mash the beans. Then add the salsa and stir. Let simmer for a couple more minutes, and then lastly add in the cheese and season with the salt. Stir.