Refried Beans, Canned
Canned Refried Beans are usually smooth pinto beans. They may be with or without added fat.
Refried Beans are usually packed in a 15.5-ounce can, which yields about 3 1/2-cup servings.
• Store unopened cans in a cool, dry place off the floor.
• Avoid freezing or exposure to direct sunlight. Sudden changes in temperature shorten shelf life and speed deterioration.
• Store opened refried beans in a tightly covered nonmetallic container and refrigerate. Use within 2 days.
• Refried beans may be used either as a vegetable or a meat/meat alternate.
• Served as an accompaniment to a main dish, refried beans may be topped with grated cheese.
• As part of the main dish, refried beans may be featured in various Mexican entrees, such as bean burritos, bean tostadas, chiles rellenos, or nachos frijoles.
• Refried beans should be heated slowly at a low to medium temperature. Stir occasionally to distribute heated beans.
• Do not overheat – beans can burn and dry out quickly. Refried beans are best served hot.
• Refried Beans is an excellent source of fiber and a good source of iron.
• 1/2 cup of refried beans provides 1 serving from the Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group of the Food Guide Pyramid.
Serving size 1/2 cup (130g)
Amount Per Serving & % Daily Value*
• Calories 100
• Fat Cal 0
• Total Fat 0g 0%
• Saturated Fat 0g 0%
• Cholesterol 0mg 0%
• Sodium 480mg 20%
• Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
• Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
• Protein 6g
• Vitamin A 0%
• Vitamin C 0%
• Calcium 4%
• Iron 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
USDA, Food & Nutrition Service