No, “Refried Beans” Does Not Mean “Twice Deep Fried Beans”

No, “Refried Beans” Does Not Mean “Twice Deep Fried Beans”
The term “Refried Beans” to an English speaker can be misleading. In Mexican Spanish, the prefix “re-” means “very” or “well”, not “repetition” as it does in English. So, frijoles refritos really means “well-fried beans”. However, our beans are boiled, not fried, making the term “refried” a double misnomer! Well, regardless of the etymology our side dish always translates into something creamy, satisfying and delicious.

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