Favorites. Favorites are stupid as nobody has an absolute favorite of anything. Especially when people start down the narrow roads of favoritism. With that my favorite food is Mexican. My favorite Mexican dish on the other hand will depend on the day, the location, the restaurant, the company, the weather, the sun and moon alignment to each other. Get my point, right? How can I compare plain-o-jane-o cheese enchiladas to green chicken enchiladas, simple cheese nachos to nachos grande, or debate corn vs flour tortillas or refried, pinto, or charro beans. They all have a special place.
Refried Beans: Good
Homemade refried beans have been made numerous times over the years. Heaping tablespoon of bacon grease in a skillet, add drained pinto bean, one teaspoon of chili powder, half teaspoon of comino, salt and pepper to taste and mash with spoon while stirring in water by the tablespoon to desired consistency. Easy peasy.
In this recipe fresh onion and garlic was sauteed before adding beans and seasonings. Cannot say the onions and garlic added a layer of flavor to the beans that powder wouldn't have offered. What I can say is the bacon grease was clearly missed but the lime juice was nice touch.